The Daughters of Zion

Title

The Daughters of Zion

Description

All the women at Seneca Falls were white, but the very same year a group of African American women also organized for equal rights. The Daughters of Zion, preachers and lay leaders in the AME Church, went to the Church’s general conf. to demand they be granted licenses to preach.

@marthasjones_ explains that for women like Julia A. J. Foote, who served as unpaid lay exhorters in Black Methodist churches, “By seeking licenses, women were asking for authority to lead congregations, interpret the Bible, and be supported by the denomination in their work.”

Male allies inserted the Daughters of Zion’s demand in the 1848 conf. agenda. They didn’t win that year, but after the Civil War women made progress in the AME Church, laying the groundwork for power in & outside the church at the end of the 19th century. #BlackWomen #Suffrage100

Creator

Daily Suffragist

Date

09/28/2019

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Citation

Daily Suffragist, “The Daughters of Zion,” Daily Suffragist, accessed April 14, 2021, https://dailysuffragist.omeka.net/items/show/78.

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