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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...

Resources

Susan B. Anthony diary entries

The New Northwest coverage on Anthony, including her speech before the legislature (poor quality)

D. R. Bigelow's suffrage speech

HistoryLink essay on Anthony's Washington tour

Sowing Good Seeds excerpt by Dr. G. Thomas Edwards


Susan B. Anthony's Visit to Oregon by Abigail Scott Duniway (p.36)

Susan B. Anthony House