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The Root: How Racism Tainted Women’s Suffrage

Monee Fields-White, The Root via NPR, March 25, 2011

Era: Post-Suffrage Era | Media: Commentary, Essay, Radio/Audio, Web-based

This commentary by Monee Fields-White for The Root, republished by NPR on March 25, 2011 explores the complicated relationship between racism and women’s rights during the late 19th century. Fields-White focuses on the anti-lynching campaign by journalist Ida B. Wells and on the clashes between civil rights and women’s rights in the the era of woman suffrage efforts.

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