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

Susan's Keys to Speaking Success

Posts May 2020  PREVIEW:

How do you prepare yourself to speak before a large audience?

I have learned to curl myself up in a sort of semi-comatose condition so as to hold my forces in hand for the evening’s work. I will not read or write before speaking; it is bad enough to be rattled all day on the train. As to refreshment, I taste of but three simple articles—a cup of coffee before going on the platform—and a dish of bread-and- milk and a baked apple after leaving it.

RECIPE: Baked Apple Folly

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