The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Anthony, Susan Brownell

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1219720The American Cyclopædia — Anthony, Susan Brownell

ANTHONY, Susan Brownell, an American reformer, born in South Adams, Mass., Feb. 15, 1820. Her father was a member of the society of Friends. She was employed in his cotton factory, completed her education in a school at Philadelphia, and from 1837 to 1852 was a teacher in the state of New York. She became interested in the cause of temperance, and an admission to a convention being denied to her on account of her sex, she called a convention of women (1849), and since that time has been conspicuous in various philanthropic and reformatory movements. She has identified herself especially with the agitation for female suffrage, in the interest of which she has visited many parts of the United States, and delivered numerous lectures and addresses. In 1868 she founded in New York a journal called “The Revolution,” which she conducted for some time in conjunction with Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Parker Pillsbury. She has acted on several occasions as delegate of the New York working women's association.