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-1- Daily Suffragist on Twitter- -Why did the American Woman Suffrage Association merge with its longtime rival- the National Woman Suffrage Association- They had distinct strategies -amp- political philosophies- Neither had much money nor .png
Why did the American Woman Suffrage Association merge with its longtime rival, the National Woman Suffrage Association? They had distinct strategies & political philosophies. Neither had much money nor particularly large membership. So why? In a…

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Most law schools accepted female students grudgingly, but @WashULaw in St. Louis sought them out. In 1868 the school went looking for white women to enroll; Phoebe Couzins started the following year and graduated with some fanfare. Couzins is known…

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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…

-11- Daily Suffragist on Twitter- -By the 1876 US centennial- women had been demanding the vote for nearly 30 years- The light bulb was not yet invented- As the National and the American Woman Suffrage Assoc-s deve.png
By the 1876 US centennial, women had been demanding the vote for nearly 30 years. The light bulb was not yet invented. As the National and the American Woman Suffrage Assoc's developed their separate identities in the 1870s, more African-American…

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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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Black Boston in the 1870s was thriving. In Massachusetts, unlike NY & PA, Black men voted before the war. After, 6 Af-Am men served in the state legislature (and all supported woman suffrage). One, George Ruffin, Harvard Law Class of 1869,…

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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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When the dust settled, there were two competing organizations, the American Woman Suffrage Assoc. & the National. Some of the differences were apparent immediately, others evolved over time. To keep track, I made a chart. It's open for edits…
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