Congress Votes to Block U.S.P.S. Changes

The House interrupted its summer recess on Saturday for a rare weekend session to approve legislation blocking cost-cutting and operational changes at the Postal Service that Democrats, civil rights advocates and some Republicans fear could jeopardize mail-in ballots this fall. Read more at MSN.com.

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12 African-American Suffragists Who Shouldn’t be Overlooked

The women’s suffrage movement in the United States led to the establishment of the legal right for women to vote nationally when the 19th amendment was ratified in 1920. Here we present twelve African-American suffragists whose contributions shouldn’t be overlooked, a mere fraction of those who should be acknowledged and honored. Read more at the…

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President Trump Pardons One of America’s Most Important Women

President Trump announced Tuesday morning he will posthumously pardon women’s suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony. Anthony was arrested and charged for voting in the 1872 presidential election. She was found guilty by an all-male jury. The pardon comes as the United States marks the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote and the ratification of…

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African American Women and the Nineteenth Amendment

African American women, though often overlooked in the history of woman suffrage, engaged in significant reform efforts and political activism leading to and following the ratification in 1920 of the Nineteenth Amendment, which barred states from denying American women the right to vote on the basis of their sex. They had as much—or more—at stake…

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A Noble Endeavor: Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Suffrage

On March 3, 1913, the eve of Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration, Ida B. Wells-Barnett was in a Washington, D.C. drill rehearsal hall with sixty-four other Illinois suffragists. She was there representing the Alpha Suffrage Club (ASC)– which she had founded as the first black suffrage club in Chicago just two months before. Ida planned to march…

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