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Feminist Party Discriminates

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” The response of the National Woman’s Party to the disenfranchisement of African-American women illustrates that women’s identity as women does not always transcend other differences or make women more sensitive to the discrimination faced by other disadvantaged groups. The campaign for women’s suffrage was fraught with conflict over the issue of race. Many white suffragists did not want to antagonize southern supporters of the suffrage movement by endorsing African-American women’s right to vote. While the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, was ratified in 1920, black women still found themselves unable to exercise their new rights (Race Issue Hit Feminist Party, Microfilm Reel 28.)” 

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Written by A New Generation of Women

May 2, 2011 at 5:04 am

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