Browse Items (52 total)

  • Tags: Black Suffragists

AtLastFull.jpg
When exactly is the 19th Amendment anniversary? Was it ratified on August 18 or August 26? What’s the difference? Which should we observe?  Read on for answers. The 19th Amendment cleared Congress in June 1919, 41 years after it was introduced. This…

DC City Hall interior LOC.jpg
Have you heard about the time Frederick Douglass, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Mary Ann Shadd Cary, and Belva Lockwood all occupied the Washington, D.C. Board of Elections?  #DCStatehood Thread  It’s April 14, 1871. DC’s first city-wide election was less…

Charles Lenox Remond Boston Public Library.jpg
Charles Lenox Remond was the most prominent Black abolitionist in the US until he was overshadowed by Frederick Douglass. Remond’s commitment to women’s rights was as deep as FD’s, maybe deeper. He should be remembered for his feminism. Long…

charlesbennettray.jpg
The story of Black abolitionist Hester Lane features blatant racism and sexism. But it’s also about a subtler version of both: when you’re expected to choose a side because of your identity, and pigeonholed into what someone like you is “supposed to”…

Kentucky_Old_State_Capitol_-_DSC09284.JPG
Kentucky was first in the nation to grant women school suffrage: the right to vote in school board elections. More than 50 years later, the legislature 👇expanded -- and then abruptly revoked -- school suffrage. How come? Because Black women turned…

Newspaperwomen collage NYRB.jpg
More extraordinary Kentucky women, in honor of #BreonnaTaylor. Dr. Mary Britton is featured alongside other journalist-suffragists like Lucy Wilmot Smith and Mary Virginia Cook-Parrish in this beautiful feature by @MayaMillett for @nybooks 👉👉🏾

Louisville women at the polls 1920.jpg
Photographs from University of Louisville Library's Caufield & Shook collection.See thread image for illuminating replies re: Kentucky voters.

Mary Britton painting-sm.jpg
Black women in Louisville, Kentucky. 1887. IdaBWells was a rising newspaper star with a weekly column in the American Baptist. That August her publisher, Wm J Simmons, paid Ida’s way from Memphis for the annual convention of the National Colored…

Maria-stewart-abolitionists_gallery_05.jpg
Did you know that the first American woman to speak for equal rights in public, in front of men, was a Black woman? And that she made sure her speeches were published and circulated? When? More than 15 years before Seneca Falls. Who? 👇🧵Maria W.…

Vanguard book.jpg
“I tell you that if there is any class of people who need to be lifted out of their airy nothings and selfishness, it is the white women of America.” - Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, 1866 Meet the woman fierce enough to say that directly to…
Output Formats

atom, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2