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Illustration of Susan B. Anthony over a tan background, with curled black text below.
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The image on the button is of an undated sketch drawing of the suffragette Susan B. Anthony. Anthony dedicated her life to fighting for causes such as abolition, labor rights, and equal pay for equal work.
In 1906, on her 86th birthday, she travelled to Washington, D.C. to give what would be her final speech, in which she expressed hope for future feminist leaders and allies that would follow in her footsteps. Anthony is quoted as saying: “The fight must not cease; you must see that it does not. Failure is impossible.”
Sadly, two weeks later Susan B. Anthony became ill and passed away; she did not get to witness the passing of suffrage for women. However, those courageous inspiring words continue to carry on to this day and as a tribute to Susan B. Anthony, the Nineteenth Amendment (which guarantees the right to vote regardless of sex) was named the Susan B. Anthony Amendment.
Conkling, W. (2020, December 14). “Failure is impossible!” The battle for the ballot. National Park Service. https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/-failure-is-impossible-the-battle-for-the-ballot.htm#:~:text=Anthony%20walked%20to%20the%20podium,home%20to%20Rochester%2C%20New%20York.