"Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All" with Martha S. Jones and Manisha Sinha
Join us virtually as Martha S. Jones offers a new history of African American women's political lives in America. In the standard story, the suffrage crusade began in Seneca Falls in 1848 and ended with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. But this overwhelmingly white women's movement did not win the vote for most black women. Securing their rights required a movement of their own. Jones will recount how African America women defied both racism and sexism to fight for the ballot, and how they wielded political power to secure the equality and dignity of all persons.