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Black Suffragists – the Untold Story (virtual)

March 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm EST

photo of sojourner truth circa 1870

We invite you to attend our FREE online presentation.

The Lawrence County Historical Society is combining February’s Black History Month and March’s Women’s History Month in this exclusive online program.

On March 10 at 7 P.M., Jean Speight, a local historian, will share the history of some of the Black women who played important roles in the suffragist movement whose names are not mentioned in history books. The black suffragists had to fight both racism and sexism during the suffragist movement. The movement tried to exclude Black suffragists so they could garner the support of southern white women, but they showed up anyway.

Mrs. Speight retired from the New Castle Area School District after 31 years. She previously taught in Tennessee and Philadelphia before coming to New Castle.

Her previous presentations at the Lawrence County Historical Society have received high praise.

The program can be viewed live:

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