W.E.B. DuBois persuades Black men

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W.E.B. DuBois persuades Black men

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When W.E.B.DuBois left academia and moved to New York City to work for the @NAACP, the fledgling organization could barely pay him.

Launching The Crisis magazine was a risk, but by 1912 it had a circulation of 27,000.

Its first special issue was devoted to women’s suffrage. 🧵

DuBois’ editorial introduced the issue, whose cover featured the great suffragist Frederick Douglass. DuBois wrote:

"Why should the colored voter be interested in woman’s suffrage? ...First, it is a great human question. h

"Nothing human must be foreign, uninteresting or unimportant to colored citizens of the world. Whatever concerns half mankind concerns us.

Secondly, any agitation, discussion or reopening of the problem of voting must inevitably be a discussion of the right of black folk to vote in America and Africa…. Finally, votes for women mean votes for black women…. We sincerely trust that the entire Negro vote will be cast for woman suffrage in the coming elections in Ohio, Kansas, Wisconsin and Michigan.” #Suffrage100 #CenturyofStruggle #BlackSuffragists 

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Daily Suffragist

Date

14/05/2020

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Daily Suffragist, “W.E.B. DuBois persuades Black men,” Daily Suffragist, accessed September 27, 2022, https://dailysuffragist.omeka.net/items/show/382.

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