| After the Civil War opportunities
began to improve for Pennsylvania women, and more and more
women got involved in the suffrage movement. In 1861, America's
first school for nurses opened in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia
emerged as a hotbed of agitation for the suffrage movement.
In 1868 the Pennsylvania Women's Suffrage Association was
organized, and Susan B. Anthony read her famous "Declaration
of Rights" in front of Independence Hall on July 4, 1876.
Pennsylvania natives, Lucretia Mott, Anne Davies, and Florence
Kelley were all key figures in the suffrage movement.
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