Wells was motivated to become a civil rights activist after she had bought a ﬁrst-class train ticket to Nashville. On the train the crew members forcibly removed Ida from the train after she refused to mover to the African American train car. After this incident Ida sued and won a $500 settlement against the railroad. Ida wrote about the issues of race and politics in the South after the Tennessee Supreme Court overruled the settlement. Then in 1892 Ida wrote articles denouncing lynching and wrongful deaths of the African Americans, this was the start of her anti-lynching campaign.
Women colleges C. Coeducation Conclusion The Fight for Women’s Rights Throughout history women have been hidden behind their husbands. They were not able to have a say in the household, hold a job with reasonable hours, or be able to earn reasonable pay. Many women would not speak up for themselves. Men took pleasure in their control over them. Elizabeth Cady Stanton fought for women to have legal rights, have better jobs, and higher education, even though many men shunned her.
Women like Emma Hart Willard who founded the Troy Female Seminary in New York which was the first endowed school for girls, helped empower women to see that there can be change. Women began speaking and lecturing in the 1830s on equality and right to vote. Sarah Grimke and Frances Wright advocated women's suffrage in an extensive series of lectures. Sarah Grimke spoke with a concise confidence responding to a newspaper, “All I ask of our brethren is that they will take their feet from our necks, and permit us to stand upright on the ground which God has designed us to occupy.” (Chafe 25) “[Also Grimke wrote that] like blacks women were ‘accused of mental inferiority’ and were refused the opportunity for a decent education. Denied the basic rights of free speech and petition, they were also treated as creatures not able to care for themselves.” (Chafe 45) Oberlin College became the first coeducational college in
They had to fight a long battle to earn the right to vote. That outcome led to the women’s rights movement. The women’s right movement began in 1848, when the first women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York. It was held by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. There were 300 people who attended the meeting.
African American Women in Black Religion During the early stages of black religion African American women played a major part. Women like, Isabella Baumfree, Araminta Ross, Jarena Lee, and Amanda Smith. Isabella Baumfree was women’s rights activist, emancipated slave and, became arguably the most well-known 19th Century African American woman. She was born in 1791, bought and sold many times by slave-owners. She became involved in a religious cult known as the Kingdom, whose leader, Matthias, beat her and assigned her the heaviest workload.
Women were denied in the dominant male political system and were denied the right to vote until the early 1900s. The KKK became dominated by Democractic Party officials not allowing black participation in politics so they were highly active in grass-roots political culture that involved the participation of the entire community. "Black women and children attended parades, rallies and conventions; they voiced their opinions and cast their voice on resolutions pass at mass meetings (jmf 32)." in the 1860s women organized their own political organizations such as the, Rising Daughters of Liberty Society encouraging men cast their ballots and guard them from enemy raids. "Whether they gave political advice and support to the men in their families or communities or carried out more directly submerse activities, black women showed courage in the face of political violence (jim 33).
3) This was a major accomplishment for all women who fought for equality B. Seneca Falls Convention 1) A convention in Seneca Falls New York organized by a group of Quaker Women discussing the role of women in society. 2) The Declaration of Sentiments was prepared by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. 3) Only 100 out of 300 signed but this was still another step forward for women. C. League of Women Voters (NAWSA) 1) Carrie Chapman Catt was a key woman in winning women’s voting rights. 2) In 1916 she revealed her “Winning Plan” and was backed by the House of Senate.
After many decades of women’s suffrage and protesting, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was finally approved by the houses and ratified by the states on August 18, 1920. The House of Representatives passed the 19th Amendment by a vote of 304 to 90. Women deserve to have equal rights, like men, and to be able to cast their votes during elections and even participate in the Congress. With the passing of the 19th Amendment women were granted all these rights and
They done things like damaging private property, chaining their self’s to railings and assaulting police men. In my essay I will be speaking about how the suffragettes and the suffragist’s movements contributed to winning the vote for all women. The National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) later to be known as the Suffragists The suffragists were a group of women who were starting a revolution to win the right for women to have the vote. The group was formed in 1897 and were under the leadership of a woman called Millicent Fawcett. Millicent believed that if they took the peaceful approach they would be able to persuade the men that they were sensible and ready for the vote.
First demands for equality were put forward by women during the War of Independence in the United States. Abigail Smith Adams was considered to be the first American woman, fighting for women’s significance in society. She is very famous thanks to her phrase (1776): «We are not going to obey the laws in the adoption of which we did not participate, and the government that does not represent our interests» («Feminism», n.d.). Feminists and historians identified three stages in the development of the women’s movement. Second half of 19th century is the period when organized women’s feministmovement started.