Ask a Suffragist: Stories and Wisdom from Activists Who Built a Movement
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What time periods are covered in Activists Who Built a Movement?
Activists Who Built a Movement covers the 1870s-1880s, when suffragists organized into thriving (but competing) groups and achieved early success in the West. Women’s rights activists expanded their toolkit to include protests, civil disobedience and court battles. Support increased but unity dwindled as differences of opinion about strategy and priorities divided the movement.
What can modern activists learn from Activists Who Built a Movement?
Each chapter of each Ask a Suffragist book focuses on a modern question today’s activists might ask the great feminists of the past, answered with stories about diverse suffragists’ real-life experiences and quotes by suffragists—many of whom disagreed with each other. (Ask a Suffragist books celebrate diversity instead of neatly pointing readers into one right way of living.) The questions covered in Activists Who Built a Movement include:
- Must a movement be united?
- How can we amplify unique voices?
- How do we protest injustice?
- How can we fight for human rights in court?
- How can we communicate urgency?
- How can we make a difference in our local communities?
- How do we pass on our legacy to a new generation?
Who is that on the cover of Activists Who Built a Movement?
That is Victoria Claflin Woodhull, the first American woman to run for president.
Any women of color in Activists Who Built a Movement?
Yes. Women of color were vital to the first wave feminist movement. Among the women of color featured in Activists Who Built a Movement are African-American Ida B. Wells and Native American Sarah (Thocmentony) Winnemucca.
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How will I know when Activists Who Built a Movement and other Ask a Suffragist books are available?
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