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The 19th c. suffrage movement split resulted from a painful failure. AERA fought to have “sex” included in the 15th Amendment, which barred states from discrimination in voting on the basis of “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” They…

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All the women are white, all the Blacks are men, but some of us are brave. The title of the landmark Black feminist anthology is the essence of intersectionality. It’s also a summary of the suffrage movement & the heavy load Black women…

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The 15th Amdt passed Congress in Feb 1869. By the time it was ratified a year later, the post-war coalition for Black and female suffrage was done. In its place were two competing women’s suffrage organizations. More on them ahead. But before we move…

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Lucy Stone tried hard to bridge the gap between pro- and anti-15th Amdt camps. She argued for a middle path that would support Black men’s enfranchisement now, and commit to an immediate campaign for a 16th Amdt for women. But after years of debate,…

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1. I’m immersed in the suffrage movement’s first major rupture, and grappling with how to acknowledge ElizCadyStanton & Susan B Anthony’s racism without dismissing them. 2. Faye Dudden’s book Fighting Chance offers a scorching assessment of what…

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The 15th Amdt was ratified on Feb 3 1870. At @NYCBarAssn last night, I sat closer to the front than usual. I had never noticed this quote on the dais before & the date.👇 Related to local judicial corruption, not Reconstruction. But it struck me…

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I spent the whole week on Anna Dickinson because she was very, very famous in her day and is almost lost to history. I know a lot about suffrage for a non-academic, and I had never heard her name before the @smithsonianNPG exhibit. In “America’s Joan…

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.@Stephen_A_West says we can celebrate the 15th Amdt sesquicentennial for two months, because that’s how long it took to shuffle the states into line for ratification.  Happy 150th birthday to the #15thAmendment!Feb. 3 is now recognized as its…

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Read the story of the 15th Amendment that could have been, via @Stephen_A_West Alas, Rep. Julian's inclusive, affirmative-right-to-vote 15th Amdt isn't the one we have. His daughter Grace, a leading Indiana suffragist, fought for the 19th Amdt and…
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