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Mar 15th

Abolition, Women's Suffrage, and the Right to Vote

  • Location: Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
  • 350 N. Wood Avenue
  • Florence, AL 35630
  • Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Abolition, Women's Suffrage, and the Right to Vote

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Many suffragists first became involved in activism through the abolition movement (the fight to end slavery). While the two movements overlapped significantly, there was also friction, particularly with the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment. Historian Linda T. Wynn will explore these collaborations and clashes, as well as discussing the roles that racism and sexism played in the relationship between the movements.

Linda T. Wynn is the Assistant Director for State Programs for the Tennessee Historical Commission. She also is a Lecturer of History at Fisk University.

The Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state partner with the National Endowment for the Humanities, co-sponsors this project.

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