Aug 28, 2020
One- hundred years ago on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment,
which confirmed women have the right to vote, officially became
part of the U.S. Constitution. But not black women, despite
many black women suffragists fighting just as hard as white women
for the rights of all women to vote.
Black women suffragists were quite strategic though, as you’ll hear
as you listen to professor Marcia Chatelain, professor of history
and African American Studies at Georgetown University. Dr.
Chatelain also has a fascinating take on the impact of Senator
Kamala Harris as the Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee.
- How black women managed the racial tensions within the suffrage
- Stories of remarkable black women suffragists who played a
critical role in successful passage of the Amendment.
- Strategies the black women suffragists employed to make sure
their voices were heard.
- Her surprising take on the impact of Kamala Harris as the
Democratic VP Nominee.
- Plus, insightful career advice!
Also read Joan’s Forbes blog on Marica’s insights
here, and for more on the suffrage
movement, including Joan’s sold-out even at the
You’ll also want to listen to:
Newseum event on Suffrage Movement,
Lori Harrison-Kahan on the role of women journalists
in the suffrage cause and how the #MeToo movement began in
Brooke Kroeger, Author of “The Suffragents” on the
male supporters of women’s vote (Is Joe Biden a “Suffragent” for
choosing Senator Kamala Harris as his VP)
Jennifer Palmieri, Former Communications Director for
Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and President Obama, and author of
“Dear Madam President.”
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