Susan B. Anthony's Visit to Washington
Susan B. Anthony Inspires Washington
by Shanna Stevenson, WHC Coordinator
In autumn 1871 women’s rights leaders Susan B. Anthony and Abigail Scott Duniway toured the Northwest, accelerating the women’s suffrage movement in Washington Territory. Duniway was already a well-known suffragist in Oregon. She had started the first women’s rights newspaper in the region, The New Northwest, in May 1871. Accompanied by her husband Benjamin, Duniway traveled with Anthony as her tour manger, taking lessons on how to run a suffrage campaign. More...