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Ida B. Wells could vote for President years before Alice Paul or Carrie Chapman Catt. How? Read on Changing state constitutions is hard. Who votes & who doesn’t is determined by each state; big changes almost always need constitutional amendment.…

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Join me! I just gave to make this film about #IdaBWells and the creation of a new monument to her in Chicago. I want every kid to know Ida's name. Give if you can, and spread the word.

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Ida B at work. Another glimpse of the master persuader, via the beautiful 2d edition of her autobiography. Great foreword by @eveewing & afterword by @MichelleDuster about preserving the legacy. 🧵 In 1900 the Chicago Tribune runs stories lauding…

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Black women at the Inaugural March, part IIIIda B Wells is the hero of our story. At the 1913 suffrage march she was 50 years old, mother of 4, an established community leader in Chicago. But since white women are looking for anti-racist models,…

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Black women at the Inaugural March, part IIA large Illinois delegation--some accounts say 62 people, others 65--came to Washington for the 1913 inauguration suffrage march. #IdaBWells was the only African American in the group. She represented the…

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Janice Ruth opens by reminding that we weren't _given_ the vote, we fought for it. #Suffrage100 #WomensVote #CenturyofStruggle Library of Congress: Shall Not Be Denied - Curator: Janice Ruth #WomensVote100 #TOHOdc pic.twitter.com/cGyNZYraIR — A Tour…

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Ida B Wells’ crusade against lynching succeeded for many reasons: her investigative rigor, her talent as a writer and speaker, her relentlessness. But her first, crucial insight was recognizing that white women were lying. Thread. Until Ida published…

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The building where @NAACP and The Crisis were founded, and where W.E.B.DuBois wrote editorials supporting voting rights for women, still stands. 20 Vesey Street was built in 1907 as the headquarters of the New York Evening Post and the Nation. 🧵 The…

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The founding of the National Association of Colored Women in 1896 gathered two generations of prominent African-American women in the nation's capital: Josephine Ruffin and Mary Church Terrell; Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, now in her 70s; and…

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The belief that “women” would vote as a block about alcohol animated support and opposition re: suffrage. (It wasn’t ever really true.) The liquor industry lobbied against women’s votes at many junctures, though historians debate how much influence…
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