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1. Like all good civil disobedience actions, Susan B Anthony’s was well-planned. Century of Struggle describes the whole effort: she recruited more than a dozen women to vote together, “assured herself of first-rate legal advice, and promised the…

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After Susan B. Anthony voted in 1872, a deputy federal marshal came to her door and asked her to accompany him downtown. “What for?" she asked. "To arrest you," he said. "Is that the way you arrest men?" "No." "Then I demanded that I should be…

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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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In the Presidential election of 1872, Ulysses S Grant was challenged by Horace Greeley. Grant was corrupt and incompetent, and Greeley opposed suffrage. Women voters didn’t have much of a choice - which was appropriate, since there weren’t any women…

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Women went to jail for the vote at three significant periods in American history. In the modern civil rights movement, Fannie Lou Hamer, Diane Nash and Ella Baker designed strategies for which men got credit. In the last years before the 19th Amdt,…
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