As we approach Black History Month it is important to highlight the Black women who helped shape American history.
The Black Women’s Suffrage Digital Collection is a collaborative project to provide digital access to materials documenting the roles and experiences of Black Women in the Women’s Suffrage Movement and, more broadly, women’s rights, voting rights, and civic activism between the 1850s and 1960.
The materials in this collection include photographs, correspondence, speeches, event programs, publications, oral histories, and other artifacts.
The content featured in this collection explores linkages between women’s suffrage and other social causes of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (anti-slavery, anti-lynching, education reform and civil rights) as well as racism within the Suffrage Movement.
Visit the collection and learn more about these important figures at https://blackwomenssuffrage.dp.la/.