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Susan Brownell Anthony

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Anthony, Susan Brownell (1820–1906), major U.S. leader and organizer of the fight for women's rights. A schoolteacher who backed the temperance and abolitionist movements, she later worked with Elizabeth Cady Stanton for women's suffrage and other political and economic rights. She cofounded the National Woman Suffrage Association (1868) and served as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (1892–1900). She also helped to write the first 3 volumes of The History of Woman Suffrage. In 1979, Anthony became the first woman to have her image on a coin of general circulation in the United States. The Susan B. Anthony dollar became an immediate collectible.

See also: Women's movements.

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