SOURCE: Harvard Magazine
by Adele Logan Alexander
The brief life of a rebellious black suffragist: 1863-1915.
“If Sojourner Truth is added,” the letter reads, “it could obscure the substantial differences between white and black suffrage activists, and would be misleading.”
SOURCE: Smithsonian Magazine
Nearly 16,000 pages of diaries, letters, speeches and other documents are available on the library’s crowdsourcing platform.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
by Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell
Starting in the 1850s, proponents of the movement for women’s rights traded their long dresses for bloomers—and paid a heavy social price for it.
Rosalyn Terborg-Penn's writing recalled how the racial split between white and black suffragists became glaringly obvious in 1913 when black participants in a Washington protest march were ordered to walk at the rear.
by Jillean McCommons
Their votes are shifting politics left.
by Anthony Toth
Who would have guessed that the largest one-day protest in American history would have as its most recognizable symbol a fuzzy pink cap with cat ears?
SOURCE: Huffington Post
by Peter Dreier
Those protests were on behalf of the cause of women's suffrage.
by Sandra Weber
It’s the story of how suffragists prevailed in the long run by championing human rights.
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