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With the New York referendum looming, The Crisis published its second special issue on women’s suffrage in August 1915. The cover was an arresting…

Have you seen the PBS series Unladylike? It features suffragists like Mary Church Terrell, Rose Schneiderman, and Tye Leung Schulze alongside other…

As 1913 began, planning was underway for a massive suffrage march and pageant to take place in Washington, DC on March 3, the day before…

Second & third generation suffragists had much more access to formal education than the women who came before them. Anna Julia Cooper, Mary Church…

The end of legal slavery didn’t make a dent in white Americans’ racism. The opposite, really: after the Civil War Northern whites patted themselves on…

The founding of the National Association of Colored Women in 1896 gathered two generations of prominent African-American women in the nation's…

Julia Hooks bought a ticket at a downtown Memphis theater. It was 1881 and "Hermann the Magician" was a hit. She was making her way to her seat when…

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