Google is honoring a key leader of the women’s suffrage movement, Susan B. Anthony, and celebrating her 200th birthday with a Google Doodle.
Anthony worked tirelessly for voting rights for women, but died 14 years before the 19th Amendment — later known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment — was ratified.
Anthony was one of America’s key social reformers, also fighting to abolish slavery. She was influenced by her family and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, whom she met in 1851. Anthony and Stanton were passionate in their fight for women’s rights.
They co-founded the American Equal Rights Association, started the magazine “The Revolution” and remained friends throughout their lives.
Anthony defied the laws of her time by voting in the 1872 elections in her home of Rochester, New York.