I was an early leader of American women’s suffrage movement and a pioneer in the struggle to gain equality for women. I also campaigned for the freedom of slaves. When I was 32 I attended my very first woman’s rights convention in 1852. Ever since that day, I campaigned from door to door, in legislatures and meetings for the two causes of woman’s rights. I also campaigned the abolition of slavery. In 1856 I became an agent for the American Anti-slavery society, arranging meeting, making speeches, putting up posters and disturbing leaflets. I encouraged hostile mobs, armed treats and things thrown at me. No matter what people said or thought of me, I never gave up in what I believed in. I Gave 75-100 speeches a year for 45 years, traveling throughout the United States by stage coach, wagon, carriage and train. I would stay up late at night writing speeches. One time, I attempted to vote in a presidential election. Later I got arrested and tried; I was found guilty and got a fine of 100 dollars but I refused to pay. My whole life I dedicated to "the cause," of woman suffrage movement. My accomplishments paved the way for the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 (14 years after my death) which gave women the right to vote. I was 86 when I died, on March 13, 1906 in Rochester, NY. I had of... [continues]
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