Networks of Activism: African American Women in the Suffrage Movement

Lecture Description

Not enough is known about the women of color who participated in the women’s suffrage movement. Further, knowing what white women did to agitate for the right to vote does not mean we know what black women did. With sincere gratitude to the most important national scholar of the African American women’s suffrage movement, Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, this lecture focuses on the ways African American women worked for women’s enfranchisement in the state of New York. What emerges is a fascinating picture of the networks black women created in their effort to gain the right to vote.

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African American Women's Rights, Activism, and Suffrage

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