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Susan B. Anthony

@ National Portrait Gallery

Modern Art Foundry


Attaining a "more perfect" union required that each citizen in antebellum society strive for moral and physical perfection. Susan B. Anthony began her reform career campaigning against drink but soon realized that women could have only a limited impact on the culture if they did not attain political equality with men. After being forbidden from speaking at a temperance rally because of her gender, Anthony became a wholehearted activist for women's suffrage. For Anthony, just as slavery had divided the Union against itself, so the nation could not survive as long as full political participation was denied to half the population.Modern Art Foundry; purchased NPG 1972
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
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Smithsonian Institution