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

1893 Susan Takes the Chicago Columbian Exposition by Storm

Posting November 2020   PREVIEW:

You and the other suffrage activists were kept away from official participation in the national centennial celebration in 1876. Did that influence your actions for the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s arrival in the New World?

It certainly did. As this huge, shining White City was being planned, we activists quietly began to lobby for women to be involved. In the end, this Columbian Exposition or Chicago World’s Fair had a significant woman’s presence. A group of “Lady Managers” was appointed. The men thought these ladies would be figureheads and stay in the background. Instead, we arranged the Woman’s Pavilion to great success. I attended many of the meetings and spoke several times. I was even saluted by Buffalo Bill.

RECIPE: To be selected

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