History for the Rest of Us

Susan B. Anthony – On Women’s Rights to Vote

Susan B. Anthony – On Women’s Rights to Vote

Oct 24, 2012

After being arrested and fined $100 for casting what was then considered an ‘illegal vote’, Susan B. Anthony delivered the following speech in court in 1873. Despite her plea, she was found guilty and fined, though she never paid the fee: Susan B. Anthony’s Speech “Fellow people in this here world”: I stand before you tonight under...

Amelia Earhart – A Woman’s Place in Science

Amelia Earhart – A Woman’s Place in Science

Sep 18, 2012

In 1935, Amelia Earhart delivered the following address as part of a radio broadcast on a woman’s place in science. Listen to the broadcast: Amelia Earhart – A Woman’s Place in Science “This modern world of science and invention is of particular interest to women, for the lives of women have been more affected by its new horizons than those of...