Charlotte Vandine Forten Archives

African American Suffragists (Week 2)

February 17, 2022

CHARLOTTE VANDINE FORTEN (1785-1884) In honor of African American Suffragists, this week let’s look at Charlotte Vandine Forten (1785-1884) who set the stage for Women Abolitionists. Charlotte Vandine Forten was the matriarch of a financially well-off and prominent Black family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Forten’s husband, James, was a sailmaker. Her daughters, Margaretta Forten, Sarah Louise… [Read More]