The Path to the 19th Amendment:
Suffrage Leaders in The DuBois Circle
The DuBois Circle, the oldest Black women’s organization in Baltimore, was founded in 1906. The organization is based on principles of knowledge, justice, beauty, and truth.
During the "Votes for Women" suffrage movement, The DuBois Circle supported women’s suffrage and opposed suffrage measures that would enfranchise only elite women.
Women of color were ignored repeatedly by white suffragists. However, the women of color kept fighting for their own rights. Two such women were members of The DuBois Circle, Augusta Chissell and Margaret Gregory Hawkins.
African American women's 'brilliant' role in 19th amendment ...
African American women's fight to vote — once smothered and nearly erased from the history books — has reemerged in 19th amendment centennial celebration.
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Brilliant and Politically Savvy: The Roles of African- American Women in the Fight to Vote 100 Years Ago
January 23, 2020 - Mount Auburn Cemetery
Blog: Dying to tell their Stories:
Whose Buried in Baltimore's Cemeteries
Black women finally getting their due for their work to secure women's right to vote
Good Morning America's Article
March 27, 2020
Beverly Carter, Esq., Archivist
The DuBois Circle
Baltimore, MD (September 1, 2020) – Citizens across the country celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment this August and Preservation Maryland contributed to the expansion of new research and interest on the complex history of the Women’s Suffrage movement and legacy by releasing a new season of biographies on the organization’s Ballot & Beyond podcast and online exhibit.
The DuBois Circle Suffragist
Margaret Hawkins: Education is Power
The DuBois Circle is included in Preservation Maryland 's Podcasts Acknowledging Contributions to The Women's Suffrage Movement - Seeptember 2020