Quotation by Susan B. Anthony

I beg you to speak of Woman as you do of the Negro—speak of her as a human being, as a citizen of the United States, as a half of the people in whose hands lies the destiny of this Nation.
Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, vol. 3, ch. 67, by Ida Husted Harper (1908).

Written to President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905, reacting to a stirring speech he had made at the Republican Club of New York City on Lincoln's birthday. The speech, "devoted principally to the race question," argued that the African American man "should be treated with regard to his merits and not his color."
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