Equal Suffrage and the Negro Vote [broadside]

Files

VMHC_Broadside.1916.1VHS rsz.jpg

Title

Equal Suffrage and the Negro Vote [broadside]

Description

This broadside was issued by the Equal Suffrage League in about 1916.

Southern suffragists were forced to respond to anti-suffrage groups who argued that if African American women gained the right to vote, white supremacy would be threatened. Although some prominent suffragists claimed that their response was borne only out of expedience, and not principle, they nonetheless employed Jim Crow arguments by emphasizing the power of the literacy test and the poll tax.

Creator

Equal Suffrage League of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

Source

Broadside Collection, Call Number 1916:1, Library of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, Virginia Historical Society

Date

c. 1916

Contributor

Virginia Museum of History & Culture, Virginia Historical Society

Rights

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Acknowledgement of the Virginia Historical Society as a source is requested.

Notes

Learn more: 
The Negro Vote in the South. A Southern Woman's Viewpoint, Social Welfare History Image Portal

Citation

Equal Suffrage League of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, “Equal Suffrage and the Negro Vote [broadside],” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed December 8, 2019, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/455.