Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) worked together throughout their lives. Anthony was born in Massachusetts (Adams), and as a young couple Stanton and her husband lived in Massachusetts, but she and Stanton did most of their work from New York; Anthony from Rochester and Stanton from Seneca Falls.

Stanton organized the Seneca Fall Convention in 1848 along with Lucretia Mott, which some mark as the beginning of the woman’s suffrage movement.

They worked together to enact the 13th amendment to end slavery. In 1869, they established National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA).

Both women died before the 19th Amendment, know as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, was ratified in 1920.