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The Women’s Suffrage Movement: Below the Color-Line

The Women’s Suffrage Movement: Below the Color-Line

Although often overlooked in the history of women’s suffrage, African American women engaged in significant reform efforts and political activism leading up to ratification of the 19th Amendment, which finally acknowledged a woman’s right to vote. Black and white women worked side by side from the earliest years of the suffrage movement until the movement splintered over the issue of race following the Civil War. African American women formed their own organizations to continue their efforts to secure the rights of all women—and men. After ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920, the battle for the vote ended for white women; for African American women the outcome was less clear.

Presentation by Syl Woolford, who was recognized by the Delaware National Education Association and the NAACP for his contribution to the preservation of African American history, Mr. Woolford is a member of the Delaware Heritage Commission, the Historical and Cultural Affairs Collections Committee, the Historic Preservation Fund, and the Wilmington University History Committee.

No registration is required and walk ins are welcome.

This program is co-sponsored by the Lewes Public Library, Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice, and League of Women Voters of Sussex County, DE.

Sunday, February 16, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern Time
Large Meeting Room East, Large Meeting Room West
Lewes Public Library
  Adults     Older Adults  
  History and Genealogy  
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