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

1867 Traveling Through Kansas Frontier: Campaigning for Suffrage for Blacks and Women

Posts November 2019  PREVIEW:

Why did you and Mrs. Stanton travel to Kansas in 1867?

Once again, Kansas had the opportunity to make a difference for the nation. Before the Civil War, its people had battled over the choice to join the Union as a slave or free state.  My two younger brothers, Daniel R. and Merrill, moved there in those pre-statehood days.  Now, a year before Congress would pass the Fourteenth Amendment, the white, male voters of Kansas would vote on two separate initiatives: whether to extend the right to vote to African Americans and to women.

So, in the fall of 1867 Mrs. Stanton and I set out to cover Kansas to its borders.  We loaded our wagons with barrels of apples, tins of crackers, some dried herring, and bushels of political flyers—tracts—proclaiming the urgency of voting “yes” to extend suffrage. I traveled with my brothers and Mrs. Stanton traveled with the governor.

RECIPE: To be selected

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