June 27, 2022

Struggling For Voting Rights

Struggling For Voting Rights

Today’s episode is entitled “Struggling For Voting Rights”. The 2nd in a 3 part series.
Key Points:

  • The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. However many Black Women still could not vote due to Jim Crow

  • Opelousas Massacre that took place in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana killed 250 Black people to suppress turnout among Black voters

  • March 7, 1965, Bloody Sunday, Up to 600 activists set out in Alabama to march from Selma to Montgomery to protest for Black voting rights. But when the marchers reached the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, they encountered White state troopers, who attacked them with billy clubs and tear gas.


Why the Women's Rights Movement Split Over the 15th Amendment (US National Park Service)


George Mason and Slavery | Fourth Estate

How White Suffragists Excluded Black Women In Their Fight For The Right To Vote – WABE

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