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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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Women got the chance to learn typesetting when owners needed scabs. Augusta Lewis realized we'd do better unionized, and in 1868 she created Women's Typographical Union 1. It met @ the office of Susan B Anthony's newspaper Revolution. #Suffrage100…

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FFwd to 1913: Post-Triangle Shirtwaist fire, safety laws finally pass. 1 bans women from night shifts➡️female printers, proofers @nytimes & other a.m. papers are axed. The NY Typographical Union won't help get their jobs back, so 3 women organize…

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Matilda Joslyn Gage is the 3rd musketeer, the one you've never heard of. As radical as Stanton & Anthony, w/whom she founded organizations & edited History of Woman Suffrage. She critiqued religion, demanded separation of church & state,…

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Ida B Wells didn’t love being a teacher, but as she built an adult life in Memphis, she began working as a reporter. Realizing that owning & editing her own paper was the only way to make a living as a journalist, Wells invested in The Memphis…

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Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin was an incredible organizer of women. In 1879 she started the Boston Kansas Relief Assoc. to raise money to support Exodusters - the first African-Americans to leave the South en masse. She helped Lucy Stone & Julia…

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16 women really did walk to Washington to participate in the original Women’s March, on the occasion of Woodrow Wilson’s 1913 inauguration. “General” Rosalie Jones led the contingent, which left New York City in February. She’s at far left w/the…

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It’s jarring to be reading about the revolutionary activities of Susan B. Anthony or Ida B. Wells and come upon them referred to as Miss Anthony, Miss Wells. It feels demeaning, and anachronistic - though of course it was unexceptional at the time.…

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Researching and writing and publishing the truth, especially when it makes powerful people uncomfortable, is a gift to the nation. So thrilling to see two truth-tellers recognized today.  Congrats @nhannahjones for your @PulitzerPrizes in the SAME…

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Years before W.E.B.DuBois devoted a special issue of The Crisis to women’s suffrage, Adella Hunt Logan published a comprehensive argument for the vote in The Colored American, the most widely read African-American publication of the day. 🧵 Adella…
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