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

1904 Susan's Celebratory Trip to Germany

Posting October 2020  PREVIEW:

So when you were eighty-four you were invited to the International Woman’s Suffrage meeting in Berlin.

My sister Mary and I went. It was quite a celebration.  The banquet was, by far, the biggest thing of its kind that any of us had ever witnessed. When the doors of the refreshments rooms were thrown open, the tables with decorations of American beauties and other flowers, the number and size of tables, the brilliant electric lighting, the magnificent granite pillars, and the beautiful mirrors were a sight for a modest American to see. Mary and I dined on fish, roast beef, boiled ham, and tongue with strawberries, jellies, and the sweets later.

RECIPE: Under selection

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