Lifting as We Climb

Lifting as We Climb

Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box

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Susan B. Anthony. Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Alice Paul. The Women's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls. The 1913 Women's March in D.C. When the epic story of the suffrage movement in the United States is told, the most familiar leaders, speakers at meetings, and participants in marches written about or pictured are generally white. That's not the real story. Women of color, especially African American women, were fighting for their right to vote and to be treated as full, equal citizens of the United States. Their battlefront wasn't just about gender. African American women had to deal with white abolitionist-suffragists who drew the line at sharing power with their black sisters. They had to overcome deep, exclusionary racial prejudices that were rife in the American suffrage movement. And they had to maintain their dignity--and safety--in a society that tried to keep them in its bottom ranks.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2020
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780451481542
0451481542
Characteristics: 170 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Meet the Black women who laid the groundwork for people like Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth C Stanton.

Juvenile Nonfiction

Coretta Scott King Author Honor book


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