Arrest of women suffrage advocates

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Historical Context Note

On the 18th of November, 1872, American civil rights activist Susan B. Anthony (15th February, 1820 - 13th March, 1906) was arrested for illegally voting in the 1872 Presidential election. A prominent campaigner for women's suffrage, Anthony was put on trial in 1873 and fined. She refused to pay the fine, and used the opportunity of her arrest and the subsequent trial as a platform for her campaign for women's voting rights.

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