African American Women and the Vote, 1837-1965 by Ann D. Gordon, Bettye Collier-Thomas, John H. Bracey, Arlene

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By Ann D. Gordon, Bettye Collier-Thomas, John H. Bracey, Arlene Voski Avakian, Joyce Avrech Berkman

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And the third seeks to stimulate discussion about the status of African American female citizenship during the late 1980s. The essays cover the time period from 1837 to 1965, spanning the political activity of five generations of African American women. Our historical sojourn begins with the turbulent times when the first national convention of female abolitionists met. Although only a handful of black women participated in politically motivated organizations during the antebellum period, the abolitionist movement represented a significant coalition of reformersfemales and males, blacks and whiteswho sought the eradication of slavery.

12. See Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, "Discrimination against Afro-American Women in the Page 23 Woman's Movement, 18301920," in The Afro-American Woman: Struggles and Images, ed. : Kennikat Press, 1978), 1727. 13. William L. , From Parlor to Prison: Five American Suffragists Talk about Their Lives (New York: Vintage/Random House, 1976), 16; Ellen Carol DuBois, "Working Women, Class Relations, and Suffrage Militance," Journal of American History 74 (1987):3458. 14. Paula Baker, "The Domestication of Politics: Women and American Political Society, 17801920," American Historical Review 89 (June 1984): 639.

They are Sylvia M. Jacobs, Kathryn Kish Sklar, Ellen C. DuBois, Bettina Aptheker, Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, and Bettye Collier-Thomas. A number of excellent contributions to the conference itself could not be included in this book but deserve notice and thanks nonetheless. C. Political practice was again the topic at the end of the conference, in a round-table discussion with Patricia Facey, League of Women Voters; Gracia Hillman, Na- Page ix tional Coalition on Black Voter Participation; Toni-Michelle Travis, George Mason University; and Saundra Graham, State Representative, Massachusetts.

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