Google celebrates women’s rights campaigner Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday and the 100th anniversary of The U.S. women’s eligibility for election were posted Friday on the front page of the world’s largest search engine. Anthony is one of the most famous figures in the women’s suffrage movement in the United States, where he fought for women’s suffrage.
Born in Massachusetts on February 15, 1820, she became interested in social change after meeting with abolitionists Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison. In 1851, she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a reformer, and began to advocate for women’s rights.
On November 5, 1872, Anthony went to a polling station in Rochester, New York, and voted against the administration of justice in the presidential election. Two weeks later, she was fined $100 ($2,100 today), which drew national attention, and she responded to the government: “I will never pay a penny for unfair punishment.” “
For decades, Anthony has been an active leader of the women’s suffrage movement, serving as president of the nation’s largest voting rights association and calling for change across the country. Finally, in 1920, the U.S. Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution to give women the right to vote, although that right was not extended to women of color until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed.
In 1979, the U.S. Treasury Department placed the image of Anthony Antonio on a dollar coin, making Him the first woman to appear in the dollar.