African-American women were not in numbers made visible or included in the overt, national womens-rights movement. There may have been some African-American women Sojourner Truth comes to mind but white and African-American women were not marching and politicking shoulder to shoulder. I believe that Aunt Harriet understood the politics of her day. She was not personally excluded from the movement. http://www.blueridgefilmfest.com/logandixonnetwork/2016/11/08/a-few-ideas-for-core-factors-for-vocation/I believe that the leaders of the movement during that era had to calculate the political capital of including African-American women. But did Aunt Harriet want women to have the right to vote? The answer is yes. It is reported that by 1919, there were 300,000 African-American women in the National Association of Colored Womens Clubs (NACWC). The NACWC was instrumental in the late 1800s and early 1900s in putting the voice and force of African-American women behind uplifting their people, fighting against segregation, ensuring equality, fighting against lynching and injustice, and supporting womens right to vote. It should be remembered that Aunt Harriets mission was to abolish the slavery of African-descent peoples, and fight for their civil and human rights.
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