Susan B. Anthony 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 17. In 1852 Susan B. Anthony founded the New York Women’s State Temperance Society after Anthony was prevented from speaking at a temperance conference because she was female. Susan B. Anthony founded the Women’s Loyal National League, which conducted the largest petition in United States history up to that time, collecting nearly 400,00 signatures in support of the abolition of slavery. She then initiated the American Equal Rights Association which campaigned for equal rights for both women and African Americans. Susan B. Anthony is a true role model, not standing back and letting things happen but taking a stand and fighting for a better future for the generations that follow. A true hero and someone we can all learn from.