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-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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In the spring of 1871, Mary Ann Shadd Cary and Frederick Douglass led at least 63 Black & white women to attempt to register to vote in Washington DC. She was turned away by the Board of Registration, whose members included 2 Black men who surely…

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Mary Ann Shadd Cary edited The Freeman in Canada. She moved there in 1850s to protest Fugitive Slave Act. Post-Civil War she returned & entered Howard Law School at age 46, the only woman in her class. More ahead on her work w/Frederick Douglass,…
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