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Give All Women the Right to Vote

Give All Women the Right to Vote
Because of the Southern strategy adopted by much of the white women suffrage movement, Black women formed their own organizations to fight for the right to vote and then exercise that right. The organization shown here had its headquarters in Georgia in the early part of the 20th century.

Racist policies often kept African-American women out of the suffragist movement. The headquarters of Colored Women Voters, located in Georgia, was one of many early 20th-century organizations that fought for African-American suffrage. [CUNY]

'The Face of Our Past: Images of Black Women from Colonial America to the Present' edited by Kathleen Thompson and Hilary Mac Austin