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How the Suffrage Movement Betrayed Black Women with Brent Staples

Tue, October 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

The New York Times editorial board writer Brent Staples will speak with Dean Douglas about the complex relationship between the Nineteenth Amendment and white supremacy. Staples has won the Pulitzer Prize for his writing on race and racism in America and is author of the article How the Suffrage Movement Betrayed Black Women.  He and Douglas will discuss the racial power dynamics at play during the women’s suffrage movement in the years after the Civil War and how it continues today.