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Susan B. Anthony
The Invincible!

A one-woman play starring Sally Matson

 Photo credits: Wendy Cahill    top      Tim Becker/Creative Images  middle

LET SUSAN B. ANTHONY EDUCATE AND INSPIRE YOU! Using Susan B. Anthony's own words- her fiery speeches, humorous letters, and revealing diary entries- Sally Matson has woven together a story filled with wit and emotion. The Underground RR, the Civil War, the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, her arrest and trial for voting illegally and countless trips out West, all feature in this forty-five minute presentation.

Activist Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) fought for temperance, abolition, and woman suffrage. This courageous woman traveled from Massachusetts to Washington DC to California encouraging her 'lieutenants' and trying to influence legislators. Her friends included Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Clara Barton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Lucy Stone, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

When should Susan B. Anthony visit your organization?

February 15th is her birthday,  March is Women's History Month, and April features Equal Pay Day.  August 26 is Equality Day, October features National Business Women's Week, and November is voting month.

Election years are the perfect time to feature Susan B. Anthony and the seventy-two year struggle to win the vote for women.  How could it possibly have taken that long for such a simple right?  Audiences are filled with questions.

Men- Come to challenge Miss Anthony's ideas.  Do you want your wife meddling in politics?  No amount of foot stomping and jeering can keep this suffragist from speaking her mind.

Miss Anthony visited so many territories and states in her lifetime that enactor Sally Matson is happy to adjust  the script to include anecdotes from your state or region.  "Being a historical impersonator is a constant challenge; research is on-going.  This is living history."

SHE'S FIGHTING FOR YOU!  Miss Anthony worked diligently for abolition as an agent for the NY State Anti-Slavery Society.  Later she concentrated on equal rights for women: in education, in the workplace, in marriage, and especially in the voting booth. Would she be pleased with the progress we have made? 

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS & CORPORATIONS  Miss Anthony's story parallels many issues in the news today. Discussion questions and a bibliography on diversity issues will be shared with the audience.  At the Fidelity Investments presentation, girls from the Boys and Girls Club- Manchester, NH (who are mentored by Fidelity employees) were in the audience- Oct, 2014

Margaret Bourke-White

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