Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was a social reformer and women’s rights activist. She played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement. She was born in Adams, Massachusetts, the second oldest of seven children. Several family members also shared the passion for social reform. Her father was an abolitionist and a temperance advocate and two of her brothers were supporters of the anti-slavery movement and moved to Kansas to be a part of that. Her sister was also a women’s rights activist.