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Frances Harper

It’s the start of Suffrage month and there are 5 gal-pals joined over Zoom this time to celebrate the 19th Amendment. Edan is up first talking about the African-American poet who has an Indiana connection to the Suffrage movement. 

Show Notes

  • We’re back on Zoom so that means the YouTube has live video of our silly and beautiful faces!
  • There is 5 Monday’s in August so there is 5 gal-pals!
  • The gal pals this month are Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris, Edan, and Klaire Lockheart
  • “Women have been fighting for equality since the dawn of time” – Klaire Lockheart
  • More on Klaire dinosaur entry to the Her Flag Project (South Dakota Public Broadcasting)
  • The Gal’s Guide Library now has over 2,000 books in the collection!
  • Edan’s 1 Cool Suffrage Thing is poet Frances Harper
  • Baltimore had a large concentration of free people of color in Frances time
  • Early life
  • Watson Academy for Negro Youth
  • Teacher in Wilberforce, Ohio
  • Couldn’t move back home to Maryland
  • Poetry
  • Short marriage
  • 1866 Women’s Rights Convention speech
  • “You white women speak here of rights. I speak of wrongs. I, as a colored woman, have had in this country an education which has made me feel as if I were in the situation of Ishmael, my hand against every man, and every man’s hand against me.” Frances Harper
  • Black women face racism and sexism
  • American Equal Rights Organization founded in 1866
  • 15th Amendment
  • American Women’s Suffrage Association
  • CORRECTION: Native American’s didn’t get the right to vote in every state until 1962 (
  • Frances was Vice President National Association of Colored Women Clubs in 1897
  • Historical Marker in Indianapolis of the NACWC (picture below)
  • Genealogy connection
  • Frances lived a long life 1825-1911
  • LINK: Edan mentioned
  • Living in different places
  • Indiana connection
  • Voting rights & civil rights of various Americans


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