The Vote! Black Women, Suffrage, and the Long Struggle for Voting Rights
The National Association of Colored Women was an early leader in the voting rights movement. While celebrating the passage of 19th Amendment, many Black women continued to fight for electoral power well into the 20th century. In our contemporary moment, with the rise of Stacy Abrams and Kamala Harris on national party tickets, what obstacles do some American women still face as they try to exercise the rights protected by the 19th Amendment? Join historian Paula Austin in a discussion on what political activism looks like when the ballot is foreclosed by race and gender discrimination.
The Vote! is generously sponsored by Mass Humanities and is a statewide initiative to spark conversations around voting rights.
- Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Show more dates
- 7:00pm - 8:30pm