History Lesson: The Ballot and Black Women

This story is too interesting, educational and important to pass up.  http://bit.ly/q52EUZ

I found it on a Democratic-leaning blog, but the historical information in it transcends party.  In these years surrounding the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, it is important to recall the complex relationship between the struggles for political freedom by people disenfranchised by gender, people disenfranchised by race, and people deemed  the wrong race and gender to vote.

Sure, you know about Susan B. Anthony and Carrie Chapman Catt, and you may have heard of Ida Wells Barnett.  But what about Anna Julia Cooper?  How about the Alpha Club?  Read on… http://bit.ly/q52EUZ

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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate. Any person of voting age may become a League member. The LWV of Columbia-Boone County is the League's local organization. We hold forums for local elections and advocate for local issues.

Posted on August 21, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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