Social Purity · Springfield · Susan B. Anthony

An Appropriate Beginning

Women's Rights Activist Susan B. Anthony came to Springfield in April 1875 and gave a lecture on Social Purity in the theater of the Rogers & Baldwin Hardware Co. at 225-227 South Ave. Anthony argued that women were victims of men's intemperance, forced into poverty and prostitution because of their constant dependence on men. The… Continue reading An Appropriate Beginning