Black Suffragists and the Struggle for Inclusion

  • September 29, 2020
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 CST
  • Betsy Jones Hemenway,
  • Open to the public.
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    Even though the suffrage movement was focused on women gaining the right to vote, the battle was mostly fought separately along racial lines. White women shunned and marginalized African American women, which propelled them to form their own groups. Author, speaker, and educator, Michelle Duster explains the racial divisions that her great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells, and other suffragists experienced and how the struggle for African American women to be included extends to today when it comes to documentation and commemorations of the movement.

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