Susan B. Anthony became one the most famous social reformers of her era. She championed causes ranging from the Abolition movement, women’s suffrage, equal pay for equal work, religious freedom, and free education for all. She was born to a Quaker family on January 5, 1820. She was exposed to anti-slavery views by her father and brothers and eventually met and befriended former slave and social justice hero Frederick Douglass. After her father’s cotton mill failed, she began to teach in New York at a Quaker school. In time she moved away from the strict doctrines of the Quaker faith and adopted bloomers and a more liberated manner of speech and dress. She became a close friend and partner to Elizabeth Cady Stanton. They organized rallies and wrote articles in support of women’s rights. As Stanton put it, “I forged the thunderbolts. She fired them!” Anthony eventually started a reformist newspaper the Revolution. Anthony died on January 3, 1905. She was honored in numerous ways for her superb organizational skills and tireless efforts for positive social change. The 19th Amendment that guaranteed the right of women to vote was informally called the Susan B. Anthony Amendment. The U.S. Postal Services issued two stamps with her image upon them. The U.S. Mint issued a dollar coin in memory of her career in 1979.