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Susan B. Anthony appeared on the 1979 US dollar coin

Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. When she was 17, Susan was sent to Deborah Moulson’s Female Seminary in Pennsylvania, where she studied bookkeeping, literature and science. 

In 1851, she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who became her lifelong friend and co-worker in social reform activities, primarily in the field of women's rights. In 1852, they founded the New York Women's State Temperance Society after Anthony was prevented from speaking at a conference because she was a woman. In 1863, they founded the Women's Loyal National League, which conducted the largest petition drive in United States history up to that time, collecting nearly 400,000 signatures in support of the abolition of slavery.

She became the first woman to be depicted on U.S. currency when her portrait appeared on the 1979 dollar coin.

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This is part of our year-long #ICB100Women Campaign honouring 100 influential and inspiring women bookkeepers, to celebrate the suffrage centenary. 

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