Susan B. Anthony, Robert La Follette, and W.E.B. DuBois
This video gives a summary and overview of the lives of Susan B. Anthony, Robert LaFollette, and W.E. B. DuBois. Each of these people were leaders of reform. They helped change American cultural norms. Susan B. Anthony lead reform of women’s rights. She helped promote positive change in women being allowed to vote, to better pay and ownership of property, and labor organization. She also helped with the abolition of slavery and passage of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to our constitution. Robert LaFollette, as governor of Wisconsin, helped regulate railroads, taxed corporations to help pay off state debt, and increased funding for public education. W.E.B. DuBois edited “The Crisis”, the primary publication of the NAACP, which he helped found. He is also known for doing the first case study of African Americans in the U.S., called “The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study”. He was also the first African American to earn a doctorate from Harvard University.