Wisconsin Public School Observance Day honoring the Feb. 15, 1820, birth of Susan B. Anthony, an early suffragist, who organized campaigns across the United States advocating for women's right to vote, get an education, and own property. In 1872, she voted in a federal election and was arrested, tried, and fined for her action. In 1920, 14 years after her death, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified by three-fourths of the states and adopted, granting women the right to vote.
Enacted April 15, 1976, from the 1975 Laws of Wisconsin, Chapter 204.
More information and educational resources are available on the Department of Public Instruction Social Studies Education Observance Days website.