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women felt for her. At the International Council of Women in
Berlin, many years later, Susan B. Anthony testified to the
fact that her first stand for woman suffrage was due to the in-
spiration of Madam Anneke, who in the earlier decade had
braved with her the violence of popular prejudice.
Madam Anneke addressed suffrage meetings in many eastern
cities in those early days. The first suffrage convention she
attended was in 1852, at the Broadway Tabernacle in New York,
where the delegates were attacked by mobs. In the midst of
her speech (which was translated by Ernestine Rose). she was
interrupted, and the tumult was quieted only by the heroic ap-
peal of Wendell Phillips. When she could finally be heard,
she said in part: "Before I came here, I knew the tyranny and
oppression of kings. . . Here at least, we ought to be able to
express our opinions on all subjects; and yet it would appear
there is no freedom even here to claim human rights, although
the only hope in (Germany). . . for freedom of speech and action
is directed to this country for illustration and example. that
freedom I claim. . ." At this convention she was made vice-
president. Twenty-five years later she spoke inthe same place
and contrasted her reception on the two occasions.
In 1860 she went to Switzerland as a newspaper correspond-
ent with her children and her friend, the American poet, Mary
Booth, and remained five years. After the Civil War, in which
her husband had taken an active part, she returned and opened
a school for young girls in Milwaukee. To this school she
devoted the remainder of her life. Her remarkable influence

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