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“You Got a Right, I Got a Right”: What If We Team Up, 1903

Susan B. Anthony, age eighty-three and traveling with her sister and her doctor, reached New Orleans by train on the night of March 17, 1903. No longer an elected leader of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, she could arrive … Continue reading

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“To Celebrate Worthily”: When Birthdays Are No Longer Your Own

Susan B. Anthony’s 80th birthday, 115 years ago today, coincided with her retirement from the presidency of the National-American Woman Suffrage Association at its annual convention in Washington, D.C.  Elaborate birthday celebrations kept returning to the topic of race in … Continue reading

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From Leavenworth, Lincoln’s Assassination

When the subject is Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, attention is usually focused on Washington, D.C.  Perhaps you remember that the assassin John Wilkes Booth leapt from the president’s box in Ford’s Theater to the stage after committing murder on a Friday … Continue reading

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