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

1851 Meeting Mrs. Stanton

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What was it like when you met Mrs. Stanton?

Our mutual friend Amelia Bloomer introduced us in May 1851 as we stood on a Seneca Falls, New York, street corner discussing the speech by William Lloyd Garrison we had just attended.  I wanted to talk more but learned later that Mrs. Stanton didn’t invite us to her home because she feared that, while she was out for the afternoon, her three sons--aged nine, seven, six-- had wrought chaos in the household, possibly involving her fourth son who was just a toddler. The lads frequently included their baby brother in their adventures such as dunking him in the river and toting him up to the roof. The Stanton household was full of adventures.

RECIPE: To be selected

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