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Speaking of Human Rights Paul D. Raymond, Jr. Compare and Contrast Essay CFA Student May 25, 2018 Page 1 Susan B. Anthony and Elie Wiesel both faced significant discrimination during their lives. At one point, each gave a speech to promote their cause to overturn or bring attention to their discrimination. Ms. Anthony, delivered a speech in 1872 in Philadelphia, PA titled “On Women’s Right to Vote.” (Anthony, 1872) Many years later in 1999, Mr. Wiesel delivered his speech at the White House titled “The Perils of Indifference.” (Wiesel, 1999) While their conditions were incredibly different and separated by one hundred twenty-seven years, their message of concern and rights are eerily similar. In 1872, Ms. Anthony voted illegally in the presidential election. She was arrested for the crime and fined $100 after unsuccessfully fighting the charges. For many years prior and many years after her arrest, Ms. Anthony worked tirelessly in her efforts to convince people to support a woman’s right to vote. Fourteen years after her death, the 19thAmendment to the US Constitution passed giving all adult women the right to vote. (Susan B. Anthony Biography, 2018)

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