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Read this thread from @KatCKitt for more on @BetterDays2020 and these gorgeous illustrations of the Utah women who changed history. @Kate_Kelly_Esq - have you seen this?! In Utah, nonprofit @BetterDays2020 works to highlight the 150th anniversary of…

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Happy sesquicentennial Utah! Women voted in Utah beginning 150 years ago tomorrow - with a gap from 1887-1896. Why? B/c women's votes were endlessly a political football in the anti-Mormon nat'l politics of the 19th c. Read more from @BetterDays2020…

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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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Massachusetts wasn’t a surprising place for Black women to participate in the American Woman Suffrage Assoc. - but South Carolina is less obvious. But Black men voted in the state even before the 15th Amdt, and as a result Black women had access to…

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As Lucy Stone’s American Woman Suffrage Assoc and Stanton/Anthony’s National WSA warred through the 1870’s, where were African-American women? Mostly erased, it turns out. A handful of Black women joined each, but Rosalyn Terborg-Penn said it’s hard…

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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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In Utah, suffrage was politically entwined w/polygamy. Women 1st voted in 1870, when UT was a territory seeking to preserve plural marriage vs a hostile federal govt. Giving women the vote demonstrated their independence while enlisting them in…
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