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Honoring the women who fought for our rights_

November 2020

This year marks one hundred years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees women the right to vote.

 

There are many women who played a pivotal role in fighting for the right for women to vote. However, our history books often neglect to mention the women of color who were critical for implementing change.

 

There are five black suffragists who've been left out of the discussion regarding the ratification of the 19th Amendment. 

 

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Mary Church Terrell, Nannie Helen Burroughs, and Ida B. Wells.

 

Explore more here about each of these women, and see their critical role in fighting for change.