Black Suffragettes: Then & Now


The 19th Amendment, ratified more than 100 years ago, giving white women the right to vote. Despite the vital contributions of Black women to the suffrage movement, it was not until 1965 that their voting rights were actualized. Today, Black women continue to serve as leaders in the fight for racial justice.

Audra Wilson, a public interest attorney with a depth of experience in poverty law and diversity; former executive director of the League of Women Voters of Illinois; and current CEO of the Shriver Center on Poverty Law; will highlight Black suffragettes and how their work resonates with current efforts toward racial justice in our country.