Supreme Court myths

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Supreme Court myths

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It’s the first Monday in October! @DailySuffragist is going to dwell a bit on the early history of women at the Supreme Court. First up, Lucy Prince - and some bad news. #Suffrage100 #BlackWomen #SCOTUS Oct

Lucy Prince did not argue before the Supreme Court. It’s a great story: that a woman kidnapped from Africa, who grew up enslaved in Massachusetts, would be the first woman to do so. Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina exhaustively researched the tale & definitively dispelled it.

But Lucy did defend her family’s farm to the Governor of Vermont in 1785, “probably the first time a black person, let alone an African woman, had addressed the highest officials in the state.” She won, and was later affirmed by the Vermont Supreme Court. #FirstMonday

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Daily Suffragist

Date

07/10/2019

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Daily Suffragist, “Supreme Court myths,” Daily Suffragist, accessed April 14, 2021, https://dailysuffragist.omeka.net/items/show/118.

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