Powerful and more timely than ever…the right to vote must be protected!
Today marks the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which gave American women the right to vote, and while that’s certainly something to be celebrated, there’s a part of the suffragette movement that tends to be overlooked. I’m talking about the disenfranchisement of women of color by the movement and some of its most prominent leaders. Despite their steadfast support for the cause, Black American women’s voting rights weren’t secured until the 1965 Voting Rights Act was passed. Equally infuriating, Native Americans weren’t given the right to vote in every state until 1962. With this in mind I’d like pay tribute to the women who toiled to make voting a right for everyone, something that so many of us take for granted today, despite the widespread voter suppression that still takes place in many states.
If white American women, with all their natural and acquired advantages need…
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