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Womens Sufferage

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shatima butler

on 19 November 2012

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Transcript of Womens Sufferage

Womens Sufferage What is the womens suffrage? It was a time period where women gained the right to vote and to also run for office. Limiting voting rights were gained by women in Sweden, Britain, Finland and Some western U.S states in the late 19th century. By: Shatima Butler
Alexander Robles
Wayne Turpin
Emani Craighead Elizabeth Candy Stanton was the mother of seven children. Stanton wrote suffrage speeches and petitions that Anthony would deliver. Did you know facts about Womens Sufferage? The National American Women Suffrage Association Formed in 1890, NAWSA was the result of a merger between two rival factions--the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, and the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA), led by Lucy Stone, Henry Blackwell, and Julia Ward Howe. As the women's suffrage movement gained popularity, African-American women were increasingly marginalized. African-American women dealt not only with the sexism of being withheld the vote, but also the racism of white suffragists.

The struggle for the vote did not end with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. In some Southern states African American women were unable to freely exercise their right to vote up until the 1960s. However, these difficulties did not deter African-American women in their effort to secure the vote. African American Suffragists Ida B Wells Ida B. Wells-Barnett challenged racial and sexual discrimination through the power of a pen. She marched in several national suffrage parades, lectured, and founded the first black woman suffrage organization. She stood up to white suffragist movement and demanded a place for African American women in there persue for women to vote. Finally in 1920

The women of the United States

Gained the right to vote

Finally they got what they wanted

Slowly women all over the world gained the right to vote

By the end of World War two

Almost all women in the world

Had the ability to vote the end Racist policies often kept African-American women out of the suffragist movement. The headquarters of Colored Women Voters, located in Georgia, was one of many early 20th-century organizations that fought for African-American suffrage
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