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Susan B. Anthony Gravesite

1133 Mt Hope Ave
Rochester, NY 14620, US

Category: Labor Markers & Monuments

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Though Anthony devoted much of her life to encouraging Americans to afford equal rights to women, her efforts to recruit working women into the suffrage struggle were controversial. Eager to participate in the 1868 convention of the National Labor Union, she qualified for credentials by forming, just prior to the meeting, a Workingwomen's Protective Association comprised of typesetters and clerks employed at her magazine, Revolution. While the convention refused to endorse women’s suffrage, it did support equal pay for equal work, trade unions for women, and inclusion of women in eight-hour demands. However, because the WPA was not an actual labor union and because, to find them employment, Anthony sent members to work at shops on the typographical union's rat list, sometimes as strikebreakers, the typographers challenged her credentials and she was not seated at the 1869 NLU convention. Her magazine subsequently reported that "The worst enemies of Women's Suffrage will ever be the laboring class of men."


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