Josphine St. Pierre Ruffin joins the American

Title

Josphine St. Pierre Ruffin joins the American

Description

Black Boston in the 1870s was thriving. In Massachusetts, unlike NY & PA, Black men voted before the war. After, 6 Af-Am men served in the state legislature (and all supported woman suffrage). One, George Ruffin, Harvard Law Class of 1869, married Josephine St. Pierre.

Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin accomplished so much; you’ll hear more about her in months to come. Born in Boston in 1842, she was described by those who knew her as imposing and self-assured: “She always had the lead in the play.”

In 1875 she joined the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Assoc., noting later how AWSA leaders Lucy Stone & Julia Ward Howe had welcomed her. It was one of many organizations she led and integrated, as an upper-class Black woman using her privilege to organize and advance other women.

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Daily Suffragist

Date

15/11/2019

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Daily Suffragist, “Josphine St. Pierre Ruffin joins the American,” Daily Suffragist, accessed September 20, 2021, https://dailysuffragist.omeka.net/items/show/157.

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