Abolition Families Join Forces in Rochester, NY
In 1847, two prominent abolition families became neighbors when Frederick Douglass settled in Rochester, NY near the Anthonys. There, he began publishing his abolitionist paper The North Star (later called Frederick Douglass’ Paper). Douglass established his writing and speaking career in New Bedford (near Boston). Eventually, however, his rising fame threatened or inspired jealousy in […]
While we’re awaiting shipment of the first copies of The Truth About Daniel, here’s an excerpt from chapter 4 where Daniel and his sister Susan B. Anthony discuss his difficulties with courtship:
Mount Hope Cemetery, Place of Beauty and Peace
Mount Hope Cemetery, where Susan B. Anthony is buried, has been a special place ever since its founding in 1838 on a rural hillside a mile outside of Rochester, NY.
Susan B. Anthony at Mt. Hope Cemetery
Election Day 2016: Thousands experienced the beauty and peace of Mt. Hope Cemetery yesterday when they gathered at the grave of Susan B. Anthony in a fitting tribute to one of America’s greatest women. Rochester officials estimate the crowd at 10,000 visitors.
Voting This Year?
If you are one of the millions of Americans who has decided not to vote this year, please think again. Being an admirer of suffrage advocates Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, I support voting as a right to be cherished, even if you think the selections on the ballot are […]
Tracking Women’s Rights
Recently I had the pleasure of presenting Susan B. Anthony in costume at the World of Inquiry School in the Rochester City School District. Approximately 100 seventh-graders, in groups of 20, cycled through several costumed speakers who introduced students to a variety of 19th century issues, including temperance, antislavery, physical abuse, unequal access to education, […]
African American Solidarity, 19th Century Style
In the second half of the nineteenth century, Frederick Douglass was as well-known as Martin Luther King. For many years he lived in Rochester near the Anthony family and frequently dined with them and their Quaker friends.
Dinner guests would rock U.S. history
Susan B. Anthony’s family dinners in Rochester, NY were stimulating events in the mid-nineteenth century. In that humble farmhouse, an enclave of famous writers and abolitionists gathered who had already begun to rock United States history. Among them was abolitionist author Frederick Douglass.
Anthonys’ Aftermath to Harper’s Ferry
John Brown’s fiasco at Harper’s Ferry galvanized the nation.