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Think Forum: Martha S. Jones (2020)

Resource guide for the Think Forum speaking engagement, and Carl W. Ubbelohde Lecture, of Martha S. Jones.

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Discussion Questions

1. How have African American women been left out of the conversation of women's suffrage in the US? How can we work to remedy this omission in our discussions on women's suffrage today and in the future? 


2. As Martha S. Jones outlines in Vanguard, the history of voting rights for Black women in America is fraught with disenfranchisement and violence. Although the road from suffrage to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was long, how do the votes of BIPOC Americans continue to be suppressed today?


3. How does Jones explain the role of Black women in the suffrage movement? Why does she argue that Black women helped secure voting rights for all women in the US? 

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