How the Suffrage Movement Betrayed Black Women

Referencing the work of historians Elsa Barkley Brown, Lori Ginzberg and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, Brent Staples cites numerous examples of the leaders of the suffragette movement, women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, not only ignoring the interests of African American women, but publicly expressing racist attitudes and “acquiescing to white supremacy . . . when it became politically expedient to do so.”  Read Staples’ complete essay by clicking here.

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