Failure is impossible

On November 5, 1872, Susan B. Anthony voted.

By voting, Anthony had broken the law because women didn’t get the right to vote until after she died.

She was tried in court on June 17, 1873. “Her attorney called her as a witness, but the judge declared that Susan B. Anthony was incompetent as a witness because she was a woman….Then, the judge told the jury that Anthony was guilty,” writes Georgia Bragg in How They Choked—Failures, Flops and Flaws of the Awfully Famous.

“She had failed: ‘I am feeling today that life doesn’t pay—the way seems so blocked up to me on all sides.’ But that feeling didn’t stop her. Anthony kept on failing for 33 more years, fighting for women’s right to vote. Anthony died in 1906. Women didn’t get the right to vote for 14 more years after that.”

Susan B. Anthony once said, “Failure is impossible.” She never gave up even when she felt as if she wasn’t making any progress.

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