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

1870-1890 SBA Lobbying Congress for Emancipation Progress: Susan's Annual Crusade

Posts January 2020  PREVIEW:

Why did you continue to lobby Congress for woman’s suffrage?

I had some good friends in Congress, and by setting up in the Riggs Hotel, near Capitol Hill, I could help them press the point. The Washington Star newspaper commented on my arrival.  “Miss Anthony is now at the capital, ready for the annual agitation before Congress of the proposed Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution.”  And I have to blush at what else they said about me:  “She is one of the most remarkable women of the world.” I didn’t intend to be “remarkable.”  I was willing, and able, to do whatever I could to achieve equality and the vote for women.

RECIPE: To be selected

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