Women's Suffrage Analysis

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Dispute over the 15th amendment led to a split in the suffrage movement with the National Women’s Suffrage Association, led by Stanton and others, and the American Women’s Suffrage Association, led by Lucy Stone. Black women supported both the NWSA and the AWSA, although they preferred the AWSA, due to their support of their husbands and brothers, as well as other black men. Supporting someone like Stone who thought educated white women were the best candidates for suffrage would be difficult for women who did not match the type of woman supported. Black women were more likely to aid women who supported their race as a whole so they were not divided by their identity as women and their identity as African Americans. They challenged what the
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