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Addie Hunton was no naïf, but the shameless racism she saw in her war service shocked her. She spent 1918-19 as one of a handful of African American women deployed by the YMCA to serve 150,000 Black troops in France. WWI thread. Addie Hunton and…

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During WWI, Addie W. Hunton led a group of African American women welfare workers serving in France under the auspices of the YMCA. The racism Hunton saw in the war radicalized her, changing the direction of her activism. But before we get there, a…

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Some *participatory* projects to honor and commemorate the women who fought for freedom: First, obviously: vote, register voters, and if you can, work the polls: workelections.com Second, transcribe! @Crowd_LOC makes it easy, anytime. Looks like…

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If I told you there was a suffrage documentary that began with Lucretia Mott and ended with Fannie Lou Hamer, that felt contemporary and engaging for students of all ages, and that was only 44 minutes, would you want to hear more? Student multi-media…

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W.E.B.DuBois grew up in Great Barrington, Mass. and kept fond ties to the town all his life. His family periodically took refuge there when white supremacist violence made Atlanta too dangerous, and his wife Nina and two children are buried there.…

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Surgeons gonna surgeon, and Dr. Mabel Seagrave was practically giddy about what she could learn by going to war. She anticipated “a wonderful advance in surgical knowledge through the enforced operations made necessary by unusual wounds.” ⚕️& 🌈…

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Is citizenship earned or inherent? Did women need to prove they deserved the vote? Once the US entered WWI, women were eager to be of service--especially women with something to prove. Over the next days we’ll meet 2 groups of women who served: white…

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Truth, Anthony & Stanton greeted New York City today under a clear blue sky. When my mother and daughters and I visited in the afternoon, we were among many pilgrims. A man jogging by yelled, “About damn time!” When I began this project a year…

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Before Jeannette Rankin became a Congresswoman, she was a suffragist. She worked to win the vote in Washington state in 1910, and then in her home state of Montana in 1914. The first vote she ever cast was for herself. When Rankin entered the House…

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Woodrow Wilson was staunchly opposed to two things: entering the war in Europe, and supporting women’s suffrage. He gave in on the war first. Wilson cut diplomatic relations with Germany just before his second inauguration. He had sought desperately…
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