Black women have long been at the forefront of the right to vote. Today, 100 years after the passage of the 19th Amendment and 55 years after the Voting Rights Act, their fight continues.
Is the U.S. at a tipping point in the nearly 100-year-long fight to ratify the ERA?
They united to abolish slavery and advance the rights of women in the 19th Century. They were just some of the first generation of suffragists.
After fighting for the vote for 30 years, Carrie Chapman Catt was restless. As president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, Catt devised a diplomatic plan.