Passing the torch

Title

Passing the torch

Description

The founding of the National Association of Colored Women in 1896 gathered two generations of prominent African-American women in the nation's capital: Josephine Ruffin and Mary Church Terrell; Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, now in her 70s; and Harriet Tubman, living legend.

Ida, now Wells-Barnett, was there with her 4 month old son Charles. Ida’s relentlessness didn’t always make her popular, but the prominent women admired her. They moved to introduce the baby to the whole convention. The motion passed.

Then Harriet Tubman took Ida B. Wells’ firstborn and raised him over her head before hundreds of African-American women, organized for power. #BlackSuffragists #Suffrage100

Creator

Daily Suffragist

Date

28/02/2020

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Citation

Daily Suffragist, “Passing the torch,” Daily Suffragist, accessed September 21, 2021, https://dailysuffragist.omeka.net/items/show/303.

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