“Solidarities: White Women and Women of Color’s Activism to Secure the Vote,” opens the 12th Annual Kutsche Local History Roundtable. While the Nineteenth Amendment ostensibly provided women the right to vote, access to the ballot was not equal. Because many Black, indigenous, women of color remained disenfranchised, this presentation will place women’s suffrage in conversation with the broader movement toward civil rights for Black, indigenous, people of color. Invited national scholars Liette Gidlow and Allison Lange will join Sophia Brewer and Jo Ellyn Clarey from the Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council to explore diverse women’s efforts to secure the vote.
Register at this web address: https://www.ggrwhc.org/event/solidarities-white-women-and-women-of-colors-activism-to-secure-the-vote/