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“But we’ll have our rights”: Black Suffragists Exhibit

Centennial Commemoration: 19th Amendment 1920-2020

Reception for Watzek exhibit, But we’ll have our rights: Black Suffragists and Their Push for the Vote
Thursday, January 30, 5pm Watzek Library

Exhibit: But we’ll have our rights: Black Suffragists and Their Push for the Vote

February 1-April 15, 2020
Watzek Library, Lewis & Clark College
Portland OR


Additional Exhibit Resource Companion

Sojourner Truth (1851). “Ain’t I a Woman?” Original speech contrasted with later, more famous, version

Sojourner Truth’s original “Ain’t I a Woman” speech read by Black Dutch women to get a sense of what her Dutch-American accent could have sounded like

Sojourner Truth (1853) speech, What Time of Night It Is

Harriet Tubman Swing Low sculpture in Harlem, New York City

Francis Ellen Watkins Harper (1866). Speech to the 11th Women’s Rights Convention

Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin

Fannie Barrier Williams

Mary Church Terrell

Mary McLeod Bethune

Septima Poinsette Clark

Beatrice Morrow Cannady, Lewis & Clark Law (Northwestern College of Law) 1922

Beatrice Morrow Cannady video

Lizzie Koontz Weeks

Harriet “Hattie” Redmond

Oregon suffrage

Visit Harriet “Hattie” Redmond’s Portland grave in Lone Fir Cemetery to say thanks

Frederick Douglass (1888). Speech to International Council of Women

Angela Davis (2008) remarks on the voter disenfranchisement of people with felonies

Check out a former Black Portland hub that was a meeting spot in the 1920’s, the Golden West Hotel (NW Everett and Broadway)