Monday, February 15, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Susan B. Anthony


Today is the 190th birthday
of Susan Brownell Anthony,
the 19th and early 20th Century women's rights activist
who worked tirelessly to secure the vote for women.
In 1872, she was tried for having attempted to vote.
She died in 1906, fourteen years before the 19th Amendment
was ratified.


So here's to you, Susan.
Happy Birthday!

To see the mosaics of other participants,
visit Mary at the Little Red House.
Thanks for being a great hostess, Mary!

25 comments:

Jeanne said...

What an important piece of history to commemorate! RYC: I was bundled up. Need to get me those gloves or mittens that you can uncover your fingers to make picture taking easier. My shutter hand does get cold lol.

happily retired gal said...

Marvelous (and timely) mosaic ... thanks for the reminder of this historic birthday. It's my best friend's birthday too ;-)

Thanks for your visit to and comment at Small Reflections.
Hugs and blessings,

Ebie said...

Thanks for sharing a piece of our history. You have created a beautiful mosaic for her!

Joyce said...

What a wonderful way for all us to remember her with your mosaic.
Joyce

xinex said...

Great mosaic and wonderful contribution...Christine

Piecefulafternoon said...

Great post - thanks.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

great mosaic - not to be a nitpicker but it's actually the 190th birthday of the great susan b!

I know time is flying but, please don't let it be 2020 yet!!

maybe we should launch a campaign to see if we can get the equal rights amendment passed in time for the celebration of susan b's 200th...there was a time in the mid 1970s when I actually thought we were going to get it passed!

well, what can I say, I guess it's not surprising that a country that doesn't guarantee health care for all of its people would also have difficulty passing an amendment which provides equal rights and protection to all regardless of gender.... (oh, a bit of cynicism????)

have a great day and a great week!

GardenofDaisies said...

She and the other suffragettes (is that the right word?)
were amazing women and we owe them so much.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Thank you so much for bringing to our attention! Wonderful info and mosaic.
Have a great week!
*hugs*deb

32˙North said...

We have such a remarkable history as a nation - thank you for highlighting Anthony's contribution.

Debbie said...

Great history here to reflect on!!~ I like your spirit and can tell you have a lot fun with your camera! Thanks for stopping by:0)

Charlene said...

Thanks for sharing the information & the mosaic of Susan B Anthony. Look how far we've come!

Loved your story about your friend calling you & asking if this white stuff is snow. CUTE! Thanks for stopping by for my FIRST Mosaic Monday. It was fun. Do you use Picnik or another program for yours? Have a great week. Charlene

GardenofDaisies said...

Meri,
Thanks for asking. My old college buddy and a couple of her friends started an organization that builds schools for orphaned children in Tanzania, and helps widows learn job skills. It's called "Orphans Africa" and it's based out there in the Seattle area. At the end of this month they are having an auction at the Liberty theater in Puyallup WA, to raise money to build another classroom. My friend asked me to make a small quilt to put in the silent auction, so I did. They are having both a silent and live auction, Saturday, Feb 27th.

The Orphans Africa website is
http://orphansafrica.org/

For info about the dinner and auction and the items being auctioned off, see this
http://oabenefit.wordpress.com/

There are lots of cool trips and events being auctioned... including a photo safari in South Africa. You should take a look.

SuKnitWitty said...

Yes....Thanks Be to Susan B. Very interesting and historically significant mosaic. Thanks for visiting SuKnitWitty today.

Elizabeth said...

what a unique idea...I'm glad you took the time to put this together! Today is my birthday as well and I always like to think about who else I share it with...and she's an important one!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Happy Birthday to Susan B. and to Elizabeth, the last commenter!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Great mosaic of a great birthday to celebrate. laurie

lakeviewer said...

WE owe a great deal to these women. Thanks for highlighting her contribution today.

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

What a great mosaic! Well done!!

eileeninmd said...

Great post on the history of Susan B. Wonderful mosaic.

Icy BC said...

Love this mosaic with a bit of historical information.

Krisu said...

Nice contribution to a lady who was very courageous on her time.

Maggie B said...

Great mosaic, I really enjoy seeing different subjects, although the flower mosaics are always interesting too.
Thanks for stopping by in Normandy, I enjoy it when people just call in.
~Maggie~

shirley said...

Thanks for the reminder of the freedoms fought by others. Beautiful mosaic and tribute!

Carol said...

Very good post & mosaic!
Reminder: my give-away ends on Friday!