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

1876-1902 Writing the "History of Woman's Suffrage"

Posting September 2020  PREVIEW:

Why did you and Mrs. Stanton undertake writing the History of Woman’s Suffrage?

Our object was to put into permanent shape the few scattered repots that existed of the Woman’s Suffrage Movement. We undertook the task of preserving and relating the inception and progress of this agitation, and we were moved by the consideration that many of our co-workers were no longer with us. In a few years, all who could tell the story would have passed away. We had copies printed and sent thousands to public libraries around the nation. It was important that these stories be kept and told.

RECIPE: To be selected

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