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An Abolitionist Speaks Forcefully for Women's Rights

Women and African Americans were demanding the rights of citizenship in the 1850s. At an 1851 women's rights convention in Akron, Ohio Sojourner Truth rose and asked the president, "May I say a few words?" She then conveyed to the audience a [...]

Item Type: Speech
Combahee River Collective Statement

The Black feminist organization, the Combahee River Collective, formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1974. The group's name honors Harriet Tubman and a raid she organized during the Civil War that liberated more than 700 enslaved individuals along the [...]

Item Type: Speech
A Civil Rights Organizer Condemns "Jane Crow"

Pauli Murray entered law school in 1941 with the "single-minded intention of destroying Jim Crow." Though on the frontlines of civil rights demonstrations and behind the scenes of many organizational meetings since the 1940s, Murray and other [...]


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