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The African-American Suffragists History Forgot

Mary Seacole was a Jamaican nurse who risked her own life to treat the wounded in the Crimean War. As Mary was black, Florence Nightingale turned her away several times, so she set up her own 'British Hotel'  and worked round the clock to nurse the soldiers.  Often she would go out into the field to treat them too.  A remarkable woman who is, at last, getting some recognition for her hard and dangerous work.

Mary Seacole was a Jamaican nurse who risked her own life to treat the wounded in the Crimean War. As Mary was black, Florence Nightingale turned her away several times, so she set up her own 'British Hotel' and worked round the clock to nurse the soldiers. Often she would go out into the field to treat them too. A remarkable woman who is, at last, getting some recognition for her hard and dangerous work.

Kiss My Ass

Kiss My Ass

Ida B Wells was a Republican & wrote many books! I learned about her from Hillary's America film. Why didn't my high school or college bring her up. They brought up Rosa Parks. But this woman was far more of an inspiration...

Ida B Wells was a Republican & wrote many books! I learned about her from Hillary's America film. Why didn't my high school or college bring her up. They brought up Rosa Parks. But this woman was far more of an inspiration...

Educator and suffrage activist Nannie Helen Burroughs 1909. In 1896, she helped form the National Association of Colored Women (NACW).

Educator and suffrage activist Nannie Helen Burroughs 1909. In 1896, she helped form the National Association of Colored Women (NACW).

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