National Park Service

The Great American Landmarks Adventure
Susan B. Anthony House
We fought for everyone's right to vote.

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Susan B. Anthony House
Rochester, New York

Susan B. Anthony fought hard to end slavery in the years before the Civil War. However, she is best known for her long battle to improve the political status of women. As early at 1854 she began to rally women on the issue of voting rights. At the time, not all states protected women's right to vote, to control their own earnings, or to gain custody of children in the event of a divorce. Anthony did much of her writing and organizing work in this red brick house, from the day she moved here in 1866 until she died in 1906. Fourteen years after her death, women's suffrage was established as national policy through the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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