Why Susan Anthony was fired

During an economic depression in the late 1830s, Susan B. Anthony, who campaigned for women’s right to vote and was arrested in 1872 for trying to vote, quit school and found a job as a teacher.

She was 19 when she was fired from her teaching job, says Mary Kay Carson in her book Why Couldn’t Susan B. Anthony Vote? and Other Questions about Women’s Suffrage. “When Anthony realized that male teachers were paid four or five times more than female teachers, she complained. It got her fired.”

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