Syl Woolford Presents, "The Woman's Suffrage Movement Below the Color Line"
Syl Woolford Presents, "The Woman's Suffrage Movement Below the Color Line"Online
In 1920 the 19th Amendment was ratified and women got the right to vote. The struggle for women to get the right to vote almost pre-dates the founding of the country. The struggle created many woman heroes who sacrificed their time, money and social status to win that right.
During this period of history, the United States was in the Jim Crow Era. Schools were segregated, restaurants did not serve African-Americans and justice though lynchings were still a common practice.
Disregarding these obstacles, many courageous African-American women fought to assure that African-American women got the right to vote when white women got the right to vote.
Sometimes we forget what strugglers had to be overcome in order to arrive at the United States that we have today. It is worth a trip back in history to say thank you to the leaders of the Woman’s Suffrage Movement, both white and Black.
- Saturday, November 11, 2023
- 11:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Time
- Community Room (Large), Community Room (Small)
- Hockessin Public Library