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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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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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Law School by Tweet: Minor v Happersett, 88 U.S. 162 (1875) Over and over in the 19th century, African-Americans, Chinese-Americans, and women asked the Court to find that the promises of the Constitution applied to us too. Over and over the Court…

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So lucky to have been in the room for this evening.  Began yesterday with w/@sandylocks's powerful words & today learning w/ her, @jamalgreene @BernardHarcourt Kendall Thomas&Maeve Glass. The legal wrongs of the past continue to haunt us.…

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Yes, they had a bake sale.
Black & white men & women didn’t share public space in the 1830s. Female Anti-Slavery Societies were an exception, esp Philadelphia’s. It was founded by Lucretia Mott & 17 other women, inc. Harriet Forten Purvis, her…

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The original Moses didn’t get to the Promised Land, but at least he didn’t have to fight for his pension. His successor, Harriet Tubman, did. (Thread) #Suffrage100 #AfricanAmerican #Harriet #KnowYour19th Harriet is most famous for her 13 daring…

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Nancy Lenox & Sarah Parker Remond were mother/daughter free Black women & leading abolitionists. Sarah 👇 traveled & lectured on the sexual abuse of enslaved women. In 1853 she sued & won $500 after being ejected from a Boston opera house.…

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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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"One group of women, from the start of their life in America, worked outside their homes on a full-time basis: slave women." In 1619 a woman named Isabella arrived in Jamestown w/19 others. Her son was the 1st Black child born in VA. #FoundingMothers…

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Everything is legal in New Jersey. Including, til 1807 voting by white women who owned property & were unmarried. If married, their legal existence (and property) disappeared into their husband. If Black, they were likely enslaved: NJ clung to…
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