Celebrate Susan B. Anthony with Charlotte NOW – 2/15/16

Celebrate Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday with Charlotte NOW!

Monday, February 15 is famed feminist and women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony’s birthday.  Charlotte NOW plans to celebrate her on this occasion.  What better way to do that than to throw her a party– with birthday cake, of course!

Join us February 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte (234 N. Sharon Amity Road) to ring in the big day! For more details, email Cindy at cltnow@yahoo.com

sba.pict(Lithograph by Armstong & Co., Boston, MA Artist)

In honor of the suffragette’s 196th birthday, here are a few things you might not have known about Anthony.

  1. She voted in the November 1872 presidential election—a full 47 years before the 19th Amendment was passed. She was fined $100 (a lot of money at the time!), but never paid her fine.
  2. The B. in her name stands for Brownell.
  3. Contrary to popular assumption, she was not present at the 1848 Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention.
  4. Her first political goals were temperance and the abolition of slavery—not women’s rights.
  5. She was the living woman depicted on U.S. currency.
  6. A ship named after Susan B. Anthony holds the world’s record for number of lives saved. Read about it here.

Hope to see you all there!

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