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.
- 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
- 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 (History.com)
- 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 womenshistory.org
- Living in different places
- Indiana connection
- Voting rights & civil rights of various Americans
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