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Valencia African Heritage Committe (VAHC) Educational Resources: African Americans and the Vote (2020)

Black History Theme (2020)

The Valencia African Heritage Committee has adopted African Americans and the Vote as the 2020 Black History theme. "The year 2020 marks the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment and the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement.The year 2020 also marks the sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) and the right of black men to the ballot after the Civil War. The theme speaks, therefore, to the ongoing struggle on the part of both black men and black women for the right to vote." Learn more about the theme here.

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Additional Suggested Readings

  • Carson, Clayborne. In Struggle: Sncc and the Black Awakening of the 1960s. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981.
  • Crawford, Vicki L., Jacqueline Anne Rouse, and Barbara Woods, eds. Women in the Civil Rights Movement: Trailblazers and Torchberarers 1941-1965. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990.
  • Dittmer, John. Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1994.
  • Gilmore, Glenda. Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1996.
  • Holt, Len. The Summer That Didn't End: The Story of the Mississippi Civil Rights Project of 1964. New York: Da Capo Press, 1992.
  • Lawson, William H. No Small Thing: The 1963 Mississippi Freedom Vote. U Miss Press, 2018.
  • Neverdon-Morton, Cynthia. African American Women and the Vote 1837-1965. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 1997.
  • Terborg-Penn, Rosalyn. African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote 1850-1920. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 1999.
  • Turri, Rebecca. Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2018.
  • Visser-Maessen, Laura. Robert Parris Moses: A Life in Civil Rights and Leadership in the Grassroots. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2016.

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