Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box
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Lifting As We Climb is a powerful love letter to the Black women who overcame deep, exclusionary racial prejudices and fought for the right to vote. Beginning with the start of the abolitionist movement and continuing to the present day, Dionne demonstrates how Black women women fought their marginalization and made their voices heard. However, even though many of these women played pivotal roles in the passage of fundamental civil rights and women suffrage legislation, they remained overlooked in history. In this empowering account, Dionne uncovers an extraordinary and underrepresented history of black women and creates a more complete narrative of history.
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PAGE COUNT; PUBLICATION DATE: 176 pages; April 21, 2020