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Later this fall I’ll tell the story of Addie Hunton confronting Alice Paul in 1921, asking Alice to invest in winning the vote for Black women too. +How Addie spent the 1920s: traveling the south, solo, for @NAACP. For now tho, Addie Hunton’s…

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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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