Susan Anthony, Feminist- Famous Women (Poem)
I fired the thunderbolts
Fellow feminist Elizabeth Stanton forged.
Men didn’t want women speaking in public
Even more than they were against suffrage.
Us women needed money to protest
We campaigned for better property rights for us
Organising an army is How a battle is won
We founded the women’s national loyal league
Then Revolution a weekly newspaper
Men their rights and nothing more
Women their rights and nothing less
I was free to fight
Traveled across the country to lecture
Recruit more women to our cause
“Organise, educate, agitate must be our war cry”
We won the right to vote in Wyoming first
I voted in the 1872 presidential elections
That was deemed illegal
The judge directed the jury to say I’m guilty
Fined me $100 which I refused to pay
“Independence is happiness
Failure is impossible”
With women like us fighting
Victory was only a matter of time
Women today take for granted
The freedoms we fought so hard to win.
Here’s the previous poem in my Famous Women series.
Read more about Susan Anthony here.