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Must be a busy day for my friends @SuffrageBdays! Both Frederick Douglass & Anna Howard Shaw were born #OTD. #DouglassDay celebrations this year are devoted to Anna Julia Cooper, feminist and suffragist - more on her in months ahead! See @CCP_org…

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Anti-Blackness shaped the suffrage movement from very early on. Over and over, white women appealed to racism to argue for the vote: how awful it is, they said, that black men can vote and white women cannot. But it didn't start out that way. Thread.…

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Addie Hunton was no naïf, but the shameless racism she saw in her war service shocked her. She spent 1918-19 as one of a handful of African American women deployed by the YMCA to serve 150,000 Black troops in France. WWI thread. Addie Hunton and…

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When Anna Howard Shaw was a young woman, she wore pants and short hair. She gave it up eventually because she got too many comments, but she couldn’t hide her ambition, and her certainty she could do better than a man. Turn-of-the-century thread. She…

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Doldrums: a state or period of inactivity, stagnation, or depression. Or, the women’s suffrage movement at the turn of the 20th century. Of course, it didn’t feel that way at the time. 🧵 By the end of the 19th century, the movement had unified into…

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Don't miss 👇amazing graphic novel depiction of the destruction of Black Wall Street, Tulsa 1921. It's "sponsored content" by HBO in connection w/ @Watchmen series. So many white people on Twitter admit they've never heard of it or didn't know it was…

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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 #WoodrowWilson’s inauguration. Black women wrote the organizers to ask if they were welcome. If you have to ask .…

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I can’t stop thinking about this girl. Her gorgeous smile, her presence in front of the camera. The photo was taken sometime in the 1860s. @amhistorymuseum shared it on Instagram a few days ago, and I keep coming back to it. Long thread.We don’t know…

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Black women & white women experiencing this country differently is nothing new. In the suffrage movement, what voting meant for white women was different than what it meant for Black women. And not just because the fight was segregated, running…

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At the turn of the century, leading white suffragists deluded themselves into thinking that colluding with racists would help their cause. Spoiler alert: it didn’t.Thread. The new generation of suffrage leaders - with the blessing of the old guard -…
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