Quotation by Susan B. Anthony

Mr. Douglass talks about the wrongs of the negro; but with all the outrages that he to-day suffers, he would not exchange his sex and take the place of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 2, ch. 22, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Matilda Joslyn Gage, and herself (1882).

Speaking at a May 12, 1869, anniversary celebration of the Equal Rights Association, held in New York. Anthony was disagreeing with Frederick Douglass (c. 1817-1895), the distinguished African American advocate of African American rights and universal suffrage. Douglass had argued that African American men's need for suffrage was more urgent than women's. Stanton (1815-1902) was a prominent suffragist and was Anthony's closest colleague and friend.
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