Black Women and the Suffrage Movement | 100 Years After Women’s Suffrage

Once the 19th Amendment passed in August 1920, the women who showed up to register to vote still confronted many hurdles. Racism was the most significant one. This conversation about the critical role Black women played in the suffrage movement was originally livestreamed to the National Geographic Women of Impact Facebook Group on August 10, 2020.


* Debra Adams Simmons, executive editor at National Geographic (moderator)
* Martha S. Jones, author and historian
* Michelle Duster, journalist and great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells

Read our magazine story, “A century after women’s suffrage, the fight for equality isn’t over” here:

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