Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820. This year-long blog celebrates not only her 200th birthday,
but also her work, life, and the progress toward universal woman's suffrage as well as the 100th anniversary
of the year-long effort to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment.

During this year I will be adding stories from my imagined kitchen conversations with Susan B. Anthony and recipes from her era.
I am beginning this week because on June 4, 1919, women were one step closer to getting the vote when the United States Congress
passed the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Just over a year later, on August 18, 1920, Tennessee was the 36th state to ratify,
thus achieving passage by the required three-fourths of the nation's then 48 states states.
By 1984 all of the states that had been in the union at the time had finally ratified the amendment.

As essays are added, I'll mark them as "POSTED" on this Overview page and provide a link through for the stories and recipes of this year of celebration.

RECIPE for Susan B. Anthony's favorite kind of Old Fashioned Sponge Cake is at the bottom of this post. Scroll down to find the easy-to-make recipe.

Monday, May 13, 2019

1848-1906 Making a Difference with Petitions, Organization, and Conventions

Posts September 2019  PREVIEW:

Why did you start your efforts with petitions?

Petitions are a way to give a voice to the voiceless. Women who didn’t have a vote could sign a petition. Yet when I presented them to the New York Assembly, one legislator scornfully asked and then answered his own question: “Who are the people who sign these? Just women.”  Still they were powerful tools we used through the years. But we needed to do more. Mrs. Stanton and I began building our organization for woman’s rights, holding conventions and speaking wherever we could.

RECIPE: To be selected

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