Wisconsin Black women who have shaped Women’s Rights

August 27, 2020

Celebrating 100 years of women’s right to vote, and honoring the local women of color who fight for equality

August 18, 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. This historic centennial offers an unparalleled opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy and to explore its relevance to the issues of equal rights today.

There are many Black women from our community who have forged the way for women’s rights in their own unique way. Whether it is to advocate for housing, women and families, or having been a trailblazer in politics, education and business, these are a few of our exemplary women who have made all our lives better.

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