The Key Role of Black Sororities In Women’s Suffrage #WHM21 #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInSTEM
The theme for Women’s History Month this year is Valiant Women of the Vote to honor women’s suffrage. An under-told story is the role of black sororities. Via Facing History:
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This amendment established women’s suffrage for the first time, granting white women across the country the right to vote to the exclusion of non-white women. Yet the women’s suffrage movement contained many more key players than this outcome suggests. Among them were African American luminaries like Mary Church Terrell and the scores of Black women who joined with her to demand equal rights.
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