When some nationally-recognized suffragists like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were known to condescend poor and working-class women of color during the suffrage movement, Hoosier suffragists redirected the goals of the suffrage movement to support their concerns about labor, temperance, prostitution, and the rights of women to lead churches. Janine’s talk illuminates the resiliency of the suffrage movement and its tensions along the lines of class and race. Her stories illuminate working-class white women, immigrants and African American women who worked in different types of political organizations but also actively advocated for women’s suffrage as necessary for them to continue their work.
This program is presented in partnership of the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial with the support from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Hillenbrand Industries.
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