On the eve of Women’s Equality Day, New Florida Majority will lead a conversation highlighting how black women were marginalized during the women’s suffrage movement.
In 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August 26th as “Women’s Equality Day” to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Although this immediately granted white women with the power of civic engagement, due to violence and discriminatory polling laws, Black women weren’t secured the right to vote until the Voting Rights Act of 1965, 45 years later. On Friday, we will shift the narrative of Women’s Equality Day and center the voices of Black women organizers, historians, lawyers and activists. We hope that you’ll join us!
Stay tuned for a link to join!