WEEK 1: VOTING
TODAY'S CHALLENGE: RACISM AND
THE WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT
The fight for women's suffrage was not as straightforward as you may think. While the 19th amendment is largely celebrated as giving women the right to vote, women of color, particularly in the South, still faced voter suppression tactics such as poll taxes, literacy tests and grandfather clauses.
Today, we will examine the intersection of race and gender, and how a lack of intersectionality marginalized women of color during the suffragette movement. Still women of color persevered in a fight seemingly separate - and yet the same.
The names of these African American suffragettes are frequently not listed in history books next to Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Therefore, it is even more critical to recognize these pioneering leaders and their contributions to universal suffrage and the Civil Rights Movement.
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