Last week’s event—Race, Gender, Politics, and History: Reconstructing Visibility of Black Women’s Activism—was the best-attended webinar in DPLA’s history. We’d like to thank everyone who joined us for five informative and thought-provoking presentations by people and organizations at the forefront of the work to lift up and celebrate Black women’s contributions to not only the suffrage movement but the history of protest and activism in the United States.
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New DPLA project powered by Pivotal Ventures will highlight the role of Black women in the suffrage movement
When we think about the women’s suffrage movement in the U.S., white suffragists like Susan B. Anthony typically come to mind. But there were Black suffragists too – women who, in addition to fighting for gender equality during this monumental moment in history, were also fighting for racial equality. Black women played an important role […]