Susan B Anthony Biography

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When Maya met novelist John Oliver Killens in 1959, she moved to New York to focus on her writing career. She joined the Harlem Writers Guild and met several major African-American authors, and was published for the first time. Angelou began writing about her life experiences, resulting in great success 1969, memoir I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings was written. The story made literary history as the first non fiction best-seller by an African American Female, resulting fame for Maya Angelou. Angelou had many things in common with other authors or activists, such as Susan B. Anthony, making her a kindred soul to Maya Angelou. Susan B. Anthony, was an American writer, lecturer and abolitionist for the women's voting rights movement. In 1851, …show more content…

In 1868, the pair began producing The Revolution, a weekly publication that talked about women’s rights. In 1869, Anthony and Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association. Anthony gave speeches around the country to convince others to support a woman's right to vote. And in 1872, she even voted illegally in the presidential election, in the result of being arrested, she was fined $100, but never paid it. Regardless of the challenges she even met with President Theodore Roosevelt in Washington, D.C., to lobby for an amendment to give women the right to vote in …show more content…

As a child, Jacobs was the slave of Margaret Horniblow and Daniel Jacobs. She was unaware she was property of Horniblow until she was six years old. Jacobs mistress taught her how to read and sew, and in her will Horniblow bequeathed eleven-year-old Harriet Jacobs to her niece, Mary Matilda Norcom. But since Norcom was only three years old when Jacobs became her slave, Mary’s father, Dr. James Norcom became Jacob’s master. Jacobs was then introduced to the harsh reality of slavery, and barely has a teenager Jacobs soon realized her was master was a sexual threat.
Jacobs struggled to avoid the sexual victimization that Dr. Norcom forced on her as his slave. Jacobs escaped from slavery for some time and formed a secret relationship with Samuel Tredwell Sawyer, a white attorney with whom Jacobs had two kids children, Joseph and Louisa by the time she was twenty years old. In 1837, Sawyer was elected to the United States House of Representatives. Sawyer then moved to Washington DC with his and Jacobs children. In 1842, Jacobs escaped to the North by boat, determined to reclaim her daughter from Sawyer, but he already sent her away in Brooklyn, New York to work as a house

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