African American Suffragists

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African American suffragists resisted against their opposition by never backing down. Speaking out about issues of rape and lynching showed a form of resistance from African American leaders such as Mary Church Terrell and Ida B. Wells. The most prominent leader of the NACW was Mary Church Terrell. Mary Church Terrell was an educated middle class leader of the suffrage movement for African American women, and the first president of the NACW. As stated in the association’s website, the NACW aimed is “to sustain, strengthen and advocate for women’s commissions in their work to promote equality and justice for all women and girls and ensure they are represented and empowered in their communities.” The importance of networking and maintaining
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