Mary Ann Shadd Cary & the Centennial action

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Mary Ann Shadd Cary & the Centennial action

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By the 1876 US centennial, women had been demanding the vote for nearly 30 years. The light bulb was not yet invented.
As the National and the American Woman Suffrage Assoc's developed their separate identities in the 1870s, more African-American women joined the American.

But Mary Ann Shadd Cary aligned herself with the National b/c they were more radical and less devoted to the Republican party. (Reconstruction was about to be undone by Republican President Rutherford B Hayes, elected in 1876.) Shadd Cary endorsed the National’s New Departure, a more daring strategy than what the American was proposing. And despite Stanton & Anthony’s racism, Shadd Cary kept pushing them to do better. She gathered the names of 94 African-American women from Washington D.C. for the National's new centennial Declaration of Rights.

At the centennial celebration in Philadelphia, the National’s leaders - Stanton, Anthony, Gage et al - executed an amazing bit of political theatre. They took over the stage to present a new Declaration with new signatories. The Black women’s names were not included. #Suffrage100 

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Daily Suffragist

Date

17/11/2019

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Daily Suffragist, “Mary Ann Shadd Cary & the Centennial action,” Daily Suffragist, accessed October 19, 2021, https://dailysuffragist.omeka.net/items/show/159.

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