The women’s suffrage movement did not start at Seneca Falls, and it did not end with the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Johns Hopkins professor Martha S. Jones shows in her striking correction of popular history. Through her interwoven portraits of pioneers both known and forgotten, Jones reveals how Black women worked for decades longer on both ends—contending with sexism and racism at once—to secure the ability to widely, safely vote. Jones describes them as “the nation’s original feminists and antiracists.”
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