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Untold Stories of Black Women in the Suffrage Movement
Untold Stories of Black Women in the Suffrage Movement
2/14/20209:09

It wasn't until the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that all African Americans were granted the full right to vote, but the fight began in the 1800s alongside the women's suffrage movement. KD Hall presents a documentary that delves into the lives of the women who were leaders in the fight for equal rights for African Americans, especially women. Ida B. Wells was an African American investigative journalist, educator, and early leader in the civil rights movement. The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. was started by 22 college women in 1913 who marched with suffragettes and took a stand on social justice. Born into slavery in 1858, Anna Julia Cooper triumphed against the odds to receive a world-class education eventually receiving a PhD at the age of 67. Explore the untold stories of black women in the women's suffrage movement.

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