Today's Wonder of the World is...Susan B. Anthony!
Happy Birthday one day late: February 15, 1820!
Thank you, Susan B, for championing women's rights, as well as the rights of African Americans.
Here she is, immortalized along with her friend Frederick Douglass in a park near her historic home in Rochester, New York.
Flickr photo by hale2jo
What a brave woman she was!
She spent her youth terribly self conscious about her appearance and speaking abilities, and yet for forty five years she made 75-100 speeches per year!
She said things like:
Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.
Independence is happiness.
I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.
I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.
Sadly, she died fourteen years before the passage of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote. She didn't make it to the promised land, but she sure paved the way!
"Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry."
She must have been really good at the agitating part.
I pity poor President Grover Cleveland. Not.
Do you have a Susan B. in your pocket?
Flickr photo by jimlittle2
How about forking over a few Susan B's for one of these?
Photo by jblackdesigns.etsy.com
You can find this one here.
Or hop over here for a different look.
Photo by paulchung.etsy.com
Happy B-Day, Susan B!
Well done, Sister Suffragette!
Have a wonder-full Monday, y'all!
Put on a Votes for Women sash and enjoy one of my favorite tunes from Mary Poppins!