Susan B. Anthony: Suffrage and the Working Woman, July 1871
From Ripples of Hope: Great American Civil Rights Speeches
"Susan Bronwell Anthony was born in 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts, the daughter of a Quaker activist and abolitionist. From an early age, Anthony learned the importance of education, social and economic justice, and moral righteousness. She brought that passion and commitment into the classroom, where she taught for fifteen years before becoming actively involved in the temperance movement and other women’s causes. This experience, and her acquaintance with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, drew her to demand equal rights for women—concluding that only with full citizenship could women become effective workers for social betterment. Soon after, Anthony dedicated her life entirely to the cause of women’s suffrage."