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Virtual programs honor women of color who fought for voting rights | The St. Louis American

Virtual programs honor women of color who fought for voting rights | The St. Louis American

Missouri Historical Society, Womens Suffrage, African American History, Black History, US History, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, KINDR'D Magazine, KINDR'D, Willoughby Avenue, Wriit,

— Emily Underwood and Shakia Gullette Missouri Historical Society, The St. Louis American

For some women, the centennial of the 19th Amendment granting suffrage to women is a moment for celebration, but for countless other women it serves as a reminder of the race-based exclusion that tainted much of the suffrage movement and its representation in history books. The contributions and legacies of Black women in the suffrage movement have been overshadowed by their white counterparts throughout academia.

But now more scholars are shining a light on the voices of Black women and other women of color who fought for suffrage while also fighting the very oppression and racism that ultimately separated them from white suffragists.

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Lint Shaw, Colbert Georgia, Lynching, American Racism, Racism, American History, Black History, U.S. History, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, KINDR'D Magazine, KINDR'D, Willougby Avenue, Wriit,

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