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Opinion: How the Suffrage Movement Betrayed Black Women | The New York Times Its worst offenses may be that it rendered nearly invisible the black women who labored in the suffragist vineyard and that it looked away from the racism that tightened its grip on the fight for the women’s vote in the years after the Civil War.

Its worst offenses may be that it rendered nearly invisible the black women who labored in the suffragist vineyard and that it looked away from the racism that tightened its grip on the fight for the women’s vote in the years after the Civil War.

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Black female pilot makes history in Alabama National Guard | Stars & Stripes Freeman's aviator wings were pinned by retired Col. Christine Knighton, the second black woman in the Department of Defense to earn aviator wings and the first from Georgia.

Freeman’s aviator wings were pinned by retired Col. Christine Knighton, the second black woman in the Department of Defense to earn aviator wings and the first from Georgia.

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A Century Later, a Little-Known Mass Hanging of Black Soldiers Still Haunts Us | The Progressive “The riot was a problem created by community policing in a hostile environment. It’s up to people now to decide whether there are lessons relevant to the present.” -Paul Matthews, founder of Houston’s Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

“The riot was a problem created by community policing in a hostile environment. It’s up to people now to decide whether there are lessons relevant to the present.” – Paul Matthews, founder of Houston’s Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

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The Harlem Hellfighters: African-American WWI heroes | New York Amsterdam News Despite overt racism in their own country, the all-Black 369th Infantry Regiment of the 93rd Division, nicknamed the Harlem Hellfighters, fought alongside Caucasian Frenchmen in the trenches, some even wearing French uniforms.

Despite overt racism in their own country, the all-Black 369th Infantry Regiment of the 93rd Division, nicknamed the Harlem Hellfighters, fought alongside Caucasian Frenchmen in the trenches, some even wearing French uniforms.

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