Google Doodle celebrates Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday
Google is celebrating the 200th birthday of ladies’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony and the 100th anniversary of ladies’s suffrage within the US with its newest Doodle, which went reside on the search engine’s homepage Friday.
Anthony fought for ladies’s proper to vote within the US and is likely one of the most notable figures of the ladies’s suffrage motion. She was born Feb. 15, 1820, in Massachusetts, and have become fascinated with social change after assembly abolitionists like Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison. In 1851, she met reformer Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and collectively they advocated for ladies’s rights.
On Nov. 5, 1872, Anthony went to a voting station in Rochester, New York, and defied the legislation by casting her vote within the presidential election. She was fined $100 (greater than $2,100 as we speak) two weeks later, which introduced nationwide consideration to the difficulty. She responded by saying, “I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty.”
For many years, Anthony was an energetic chief of the ladies’s suffrage motion, serving as president of the US’ greatest suffrage affiliation and talking nationwide for change. Women have been lastly given the precise to vote in 1920 by way of the 19th Amendment, although this proper did not prolong to girls of colour till the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was handed.
In 1979, Anthony turned the primary girl to be depicted on US forex when the Treasury Department positioned her picture on the greenback coin.