The most famous American suffragist during her lifetime and even today, Susan B. Anthony was an activist, advocate and organizer for abolition, temperance, women’s rights, and particularly women’s suffrage. Born in Massachusetts to Quaker parents, Anthony’s long association with New York State began in 1826, when her family moved to Battenville, in Washington County. She worked as a teacher at the Canajoharie Academy, became involved in reform movements, and was employed as an anti-slavery agent, but eventually narrowed her focus to women’s issues. After her meeting with Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1851 (Anthony was not at the famous Seneca Falls convention), the women formed a life-long partnership campaigning for women’s rights. Traveling across the state and the country, Anthony braved hostile crowds as she promoted unpopular causes. During the Civil War, she and Stanton suspended their efforts for women to work for the passage of the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery. However, they were bitterly disappointed when the vote was given to all men (regardless of race) by the 15th Amendment, and not to women. In 1868, Anthony and Stanton began publishing The Revolution, the official publication of the National Woman’s Suffrage which they had formed to fight for a federal constitutional amendment giving all women the vote. The weekly paper was influential, but struggled to survive financially, and stopped publication in 1872, the same year that Anthony broke the law by voting in a federal election in Rochester, New York. Tried in 1873, she was found guilty by an all-male jury, but never imprisoned. Based in Rochester, she continued to travel and campaign for suffrage; she also worked with Stanton, Matilda Joslyn Gage, and Ida Husted Harper on their History of Woman Suffrage. In 1892, she became president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, an office which she held until 1900. That same year, the University of Rochester was forced to accept women students after Anthony raised $50,000 for that cause, including the value of her own life insurance policy. Anthony continued to serve as an inspiration for the following generation of suffragists who won the vote in an amendment they named after her, the Susan B. Anthony amendment, in 1920.