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Episode 1: A Black Suffragist in the Jim Crow South
Episode 17th June 2021 • Why It Matters • Tonya Scott Williams
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A conversation with Tara White, PhD, history instructor at Wallace State Community College Selma, about the role of women’s clubs in the women’s suffrage movement. We also explore the life of the Black suffragist, Adella Hunt Logan. Logan was born into a slaveholding family that included Black, white, and Cherokee ancestry. As she grew older, she used her heritage to her advantage. While Logan became a teacher at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University), she also passed for white to join the segregated women’s suffrage movement.

Episode 1 poems by Ashley M. Jones:

"I Cannot Talk About the South Without Talking About Black Women"

"Election Year 2016: The Motto"

Read the book that inspired this conversation:

Princess of the Hither Isles: A Black Suffragist’s Story from the Jim Crow South

By Adele Logan Alexander

(Yale University Press, 2019)





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