Drawing from original documents, Rosalyn Terborg-Penn constructs a comprehensive portrait of the African American women who fought for the right to vote. She analyzes the women's own stories of why they joined and how they participated in the U.S. women's suffrage movement. Not all African American women suffragists were from elite circles. Terborg-Penn finds working-class and professional women from across the nation participating in the movement. Some employed radical, others conservative means to gain the right to vote. But Black women were unified in working to use the ballot to improve both their own status and the lives of Black people in their communities.
  • ISBN13: 9780253211767
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Pubilcation Year: 1998
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00208
SeriesBlacks in the Diaspora (Paperback)
Publication DateMay 22, 1998

African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850a1920

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