Du Bois — Full name William Edward Burghardt Du Bois American essayist, journalist, historian, novelist, biographer, poet, playwright, nonfiction writer, speech writer, critic, and autobiographer.
She was named for her mother's mother Susanah, and for her father's sister Susan. In her youth, she and her sisters responded to a "great craze for middle initials" by adding middle initials to their own names.
Her brothers Daniel and Merritt moved to Kansas to support the anti-slavery movement there.
Merritt fought with John Brown against pro-slavery forces during the Bleeding Kansas crisis. Daniel eventually owned a newspaper and became mayor of Leavenworth. A Quakerhe had a difficult relationship with his traditionalist congregation, which rebuked him for marrying a non-Quaker and then disowned him for allowing a dance school to operate in his home.
He continued to attend Quaker meetings anyway and became even more radical in his beliefs. Anthony's mother was a Methodist and helped raise their children in a more tolerant version of her husband's religious tradition. Their father encouraged them all, girls as well as boys, to be self-supporting, teaching them business principles and giving them responsibilities at an early age.
Previously he had operated his own small cotton factory. When she was seventeen, Anthony was sent to a Quaker boarding school in Philadelphia, where she unhappily endured its severe atmosphere.
She was forced to end her studies after one term because her family was financially ruined during an economic downturn known as the Panic of They were forced to sell everything they had at an auction, but they were rescued by her maternal uncle, who bought most of their belongings and restored them to the family.
To assist her family financially, Anthony left home to teach at a Quaker boarding school. Anthony in at age 28 Inthe family moved to a farm on the outskirts of Rochester, New Yorkpurchased partly with the inheritance of Anthony's mother. There they associated with a group of Quaker social reformers who had left their congregation because of the restrictions it placed on reform activities, and who in formed a new organization called the Congregational Friends.
The Anthony farmstead soon became the Sunday afternoon gathering place for local activists, including Frederick Douglassa former slave and a prominent abolitionist who became Anthony's lifelong friend.
The Rochester Women's Rights Convention of was held at that church ininspired by the Seneca Falls Conventionthe first women's rights convention, which was held two weeks earlier in a nearby town. Anthony's parents and her sister Mary attended the Rochester convention and signed the Declaration of Sentiments that had been first adopted by the Seneca Falls Convention.
Away from Quaker influences for the first time in her life, at the age of 26 she began to replace her plain clothing with more stylish dresses, and she quit using "thee" and other forms of speech traditionally used by Quakers. She later explained, "I wasn't ready to vote, didn't want to vote, but I did want equal pay for equal work.
She worked at this task for a couple of years but found herself increasingly drawn to reform activity.
With her parents' support, she was soon fully engaged in reform work. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences.
Anthony,  Anthony embarked on her career of social reform with energy and determination. Schooling herself in reform issues, she found herself drawn to the more radical ideas of people like William Lloyd GarrisonGeorge Thompson and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Soon she was wearing the controversial Bloomer dressconsisting of pantaloons worn under a knee-length dress. Although it was more sensible than the traditional heavy dresses that dragged the ground, she reluctantly quit wearing it after a year because it gave her opponents the opportunity to focus on her apparel rather than her ideas.
Anthony and Stanton were introduced by Amelia Bloomera feminist and mutual acquaintance who had not signed the Declaration of Sentiments and subsequent resolutions despite her attendance at the Seneca Falls Convention.
Anthony and Stanton soon became close friends and co-workers, forming a relationship that was pivotal for them and for the women's movement as a whole. One of Stanton's biographers estimated that over her lifetime, Stanton spent more time with Anthony than with any other adult, including her own husband.
Anthony excelled at organizing, while Stanton had an aptitude for intellectual matters and writing. Anthony was dissatisfied with her own writing ability and wrote relatively little for publication. When historians illustrate her thoughts with direct quotes, they usually take them from her speeches, letters and diary entries.
One of Anthony's biographers said, "Susan became one of the family and was almost another mother to Mrs. Anthony prodded and Stanton produced. Gordona professor of women's history. A woman with a drunken husband had little legal recourse even if his alcoholism left the family destitute and he was abusive to her and their children.
If she obtained a divorce, which was difficult to do, he could easily end up with guardianship of the children. Anthony and some other women immediately walked out and announced a meeting of their own, which created a committee to organize a women's state convention. Largely organized by Anthony, the convention of women met in Rochester in April and created the Women's State Temperance Society, with Stanton as president and Anthony as state agent.Posted below is an external link to the essay, "Bringing W.E.B.
Du Bois Home Again", written by Whitney Battle-Baptiste for Black Perspectives, which is the blog . Watch video · Learn more about the life and works of W.E.B.
Du Bois, African-American scholar, activist and NAACP co-founder, at leslutinsduphoenix.com This page contains links to the freely accessible e-texts of some of W.E.B. Du Bois' writings. I have also included a few secondary sources, such as commentaries and discussions, which concentrate on a particular DuBoisian work.
W.E.B. Du Bois: Sociologist, author, and activist W.E.B. Du Bois was the most important black protest leader in the U.S. during the first half of the 20th century. The introduction famously proclaimed that "the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line".
DuBois and the Black Social Gospel. Sterne, Emma Gelders (), His Was The Voice, The Life of W. E. B. Du Bois, Crowell-Collier Press. Book for children. ASIN leslutinsduphoenix.comnce: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., New York City, New York, U.S. Susan B.
Anthony (February 15, – March 13, ) was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of In , she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.