The National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA)

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Black women have been apart of social movements for over a hundred years. Black feminist have made efforts to work with organizations as well as create organizations to improve the life and liberty, and pursuit of happiness for African American women in America. Black feminist participated in these movements in hopes of helping with nationalism, racial and ethnic struggles, also to broaden humanistic and nurturing problems, finally to protect women’s rights and sexuality. One of the most influential black feminist women’s movements was The National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA).
The National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) is an American organization that was created in 1890 by the merge of two rival women’s rights
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Many of these groups spoke about suffrage in a broad platform. Many of these clubs joined together to form the National Association of Colored Women (NACW). The NACW included a department that worked for the advancement of woman suffrage. Along with the NACW, The National Baptist Woman’s Convention, another focal point of black women’s organizational power, also consistently supported woman suffrage. Also, black women founded clubs that worked exclusively for woman’s suffrage, such as the Alpha Suffrage Club of Chicago, founded by Ida B. Wells in…show more content…
The National Association of Colored Women Clubs was created to work for the economic, moral, religious and social welfare of women and youth, to protect the rights of women and youth, to raise the standards and quality of life in the home and family, to secure their influence for the enforcement of civil and political rights. The birth of the National Association of Colored Women Clubs was the beginning of a new era in African American womanhood and provided a vehicle for action through organized effort. The National Black Feminist Organization was established in May of 1973. The purpose of The National Black Feminist Organization was to address the double burden of sexism and racism faced by black women in the 70’s. Even though this organization was founded nearly a hundred years after The National American Woman Suffrage Association they still fought to break the barriers that prevented African American women from thriving fully in
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