Google celebrates the bicentennial of women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony and the centenary of women's suffrage in the United States with her latest Doodle, which went on sale Friday on the homepage of the search engine.
Anthony fought for the right of women to vote in the United States and is one of the most notable figures in the women's suffrage movement. He was born on February 15, 1820 in Massachusetts and became interested in social change after meeting abolitionists such as Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison. In 1851, he met reformer Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and together they advocated for women's rights.
On November 5, 1872, Anthony went to a polling station in Rochester, New York, and challenged the law by casting his vote in the presidential elections. She was fined $ 100 (more than $ 2,100 today) two weeks later, which attracted national attention to the issue. She responded by saying, "I will never pay a dollar for your unfair fine."
For decades, Anthony was an active leader of the women's suffrage movement, served as president of the largest suffrage association in the United States and spoke throughout the country in favor of change. Finally, women were given the right to vote in 1920 through Amendment 19, although this right was not extended to women of color until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed.
In 1979, Anthony became the first woman represented in the US currency when the Treasury Department placed his image in the dollar currency.