Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony was a founder of the US women's suffrage movement in the mid-19th century and the co-founder, with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, of the National Women's Suffrage Association. Throughout her long organizing career, Anthony assured fellow supporters that "failure is impossible" and that women would, one day, receive the right to vote. Though she passed away 14 years before the passage of the 19th Amendment, her contributions to women receiving the right to vote were widely heralded as in the NY State Senate's resolution honoring her "unceasing labor, undaunted courage and unselfish devotion to many philanthropic purposes and to the cause of equal political rights for women." For more stories about the women's suffrage movement, visit our Women's History section.