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African American Suffragists

and the Struggle for Representation

2020-02-22 10:30:00 2020-02-22 11:30:00 America/Chicago African American Suffragists Des Plaines Public Library

Saturday, February 22
10:30am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2020-02-22 10:30:00 2020-02-22 11:30:00 America/Chicago African American Suffragists Des Plaines Public Library

Des Plaines Public Library

Meeting Room B/C

Even though the suffrage movement was focused on women gaining the right to vote, the battle was mostly fought separately along racial lines. White women shunned and marginalized African American women, which propelled them to form their own groups. Author, speaker, and educator, Michelle Duster explains the racial divisions of the suffrage movement and how the struggle for African American women to be included extends to today when it comes to documentation and commemorations of the movement. 

Michelle Duster is the great-granddaughter of civil rights pioneer Ida B. Wells. 

Co-sponsored with AAUW Northwest Suburban

This program is presented in recognition of Black History Month. 

TAGS: | History |

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