Susan B. selection interviewAnthony 18201906 Perhaps the most celebrated member of the suffrage movement, Anthony served as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, which she founded with Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She was regularly arrested for her protests, most notably when she illegally voted in a presidential election. In her 30s, ca. 1850 Photo: Southworth & Hawes/GraphicaArtis/Getty Images Susan Whiting, 60, cousin: One thing that has always resonated with me is that it took a lifetime of work and negotiation. If you really look at all the collaboration and negotiation and activism that was required to do something that so many people disagreed with, to believe you were right, and to go through that for so many years, to take the long view . ..thats a very impressive quality, I think, especially given the time period and how information moved. She had to work against so many odds. In life, its reminded me that the things Ive thought were perhaps really difficult, yes, they were, but they werent ever as hard as this. The idea of how independent they were, and how self-sufficient and motivated and directed. Theres one quote that I love: Forget conventionalisms; forget what the world thinks of you stepping out of your place; think your best thoughts, speak your best words, work your best work, looking to your own conscience for approval. I will say that I have a fairly independent view for each election, and thats as much as Ill say.
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