Susan B. Anthony, Reformer, Woman-Suffrage Leader: 1820-1906 "Women, we might as well be dogs baying the moon as petitioners without the right to vote!" Americans Who Tell the Truth portrait by Robert Shetterly.
On March 8, 1884, Susan B. Anthony addresses the U.S. House Judiciary Committee arguing for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. Not until June 4, 1919, did Congress approve what was nicknamed the "Anthony Amendment". On August 18, 1920, the states ratified it as the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution.
Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906) dedicated her life to "the cause," the woman suffrage movement. The accomplishments of Susan B. Anthony paved the way for the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 (14 years after her death) which gave women the right to vote. The woman suffrage movement motto read, "Men their rights and nothing more, women their rights and nothing less."
Peter Davis Filmmaker, Journalist, Writer : b. 1937 "After the invasion of Iraq, I again heard from Vietnamese the excuse that Americans were good people who happened to have bad leaders. I wondered how long we can get away with that one. My fear is that we are no longer a nation at war but have become a nation of war. My hope is that we will pull back from empire and once again embrace our republic."
Beverly Loraine Greene, believed to be the first #African American woman architect in the United States, was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 4, 1915. She grew up in Chicago and was raised by her father, James A. Greene, a lawyer, and her mother, Vera Greene, a homemaker. Greene earned a Bache