When Frederick Douglass went to dine at the Anthony home, powerful forces went to work. Join me for a 360 degree view of the beautiful monument depicting Susan B. Anthony and her friend Frederick Douglass.
Quaker Meeting House, Adams. Photo by Jeanne Gehret
Quakerism was at the center of the Anthony family. It was a bee in the bonnet of Susan’s antislavery activities that began in New York State, and a spur atop the saddle for Merritt and Daniel as they rode with the Kansas cavalry in the Civil War.
Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum kitchen. Photo by Jeanne Gehret
The Anthony story begins in Adams, Massachusetts at the family homestead and Friends’ Cemetery. That home represents a fairly stable period in the relationship between the Anthonys and the Quakers. Continue reading →