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Fannie Barrier Williams (1893-1918): 100 Years After Suffrage and the Legacies of Race, Gender, and Civic Voice

When: Wed., Oct. 21, 6:30-8 p.m. 2020
Phone: 428-8370
Email: lochist@libraryweb.org
calendar.libraryweb.org/event/6943392
This talk spotlights Fannie Barrier Williams (1893-1918), a Western NY Progressive Era African American suffragist, writer, orator, and social justice reformer who worked with Susan B. Anthony, Ida B. Wells Barnett, and Frederick Douglass. Fighting in an era fraught with racial discrimination, Williams became a major, nationally recognized figure on social justice, civil rights, and gender issues. Despite her extraordinary accomplishments, such as being the first African American admitted to the prestigious Chicago’s Women's Club, Williams is not a familiar name in US suffrage or women’s rights history.

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