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VIDEO, PANEL: African American Women in the Suffrage Movement and the Battle for the Vote

US National Archives, Washington DC, September 12, 2019

Era: Post-Suffrage Era, Suffrage Era | Media: Panel Discussion, Video, Web-based

What role did African American women play in the suffrage movement, and what were the barriers they faced? Join us for a panel discussion as we discuss their stories, challenges, achievements, and what they confronted in the battle for the vote. Moderated by Scott Abbott, Social Studies Director, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), panelists include A’Lelia Bundles, author of On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker; Shirley Moody-Turner, Professor of African American Studies, Pennsylvania State University; Elsa Barkley Brown, Professor of History and Women’s Studies, University of Maryland, and others. Presented in celebration of the exhibition at the National Archives, Rightfully Hers. Presented in partnership with the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative.

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