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My first surprise of the exhibit #500yearsofwomenswork @grolierclub today was that it was packed. About 100 people came to hear the #lisaungerbaskincollection described by Lisa herself. So many gems: - The pamphlet Ida B Wells wrote with Frederick…

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In 1893, inspired by Ida B Wells’ call to do something to fight lynching, Josephine St Pierre Ruffin founded the Woman’s Era Club in Boston. Two years later she invited dozens of other Black women’s clubs that had sprung up around the country to…

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I am particularly fond of Josephine St Pierre Ruffin because she was an avid defender of Ida B Wells. Josephine moved among society women both white and Black and wasn’t afraid to disagree with them, especially in defense of unpopular or…

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When Ida B Wells arrived in Brooklyn, it was still its own city. (The 5 boros consolidated in 1898.) How imposing the massive metropolis must have felt to Ida, forced to flee Memphis in 1892 after publishing “The Truth About Lynching.” Ida’s…

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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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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 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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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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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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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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