“I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.”
This was Susan B. Anthony, famous women’s rights activist and suffragette. What was this incredible thing that, in her mind, represented “untrammeled womanhood?”
The bicycle. Yep!
Watch this fascinating short video about how the humble bicycle became an indispensable tool in the fight for women’s rights and freedoms.