Quotation by Susan B. Anthony

This is rather different from the receptions I used to get fifty years ago. They threw things at me then—but they were not roses.
Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, vol. 3, ch. 68, by Ida Husted Harper (1908).

Upon being deluged with tossed bouquets of flowers at a reception in her honor which was held on June 30M"Woman's Day"Mat the Lewis and Clark Exposition of 1905, Portland, Oregon. In her fifty-three years as a suffrage leader, Anthony had seen the typical public response to her appearance evolve from hostility and ridicule into affectionate respect.
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