Oftentimes, what’s written in textbooks don’t capture the whole story of a certain historical event. That is the case with the suffrage movement which had its start during the 1830s stretching way back when the abolitionist movement sprung.
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To cut the whole story short, most events recorded in history books excluded the contributions of many African-American, Native American, Asian, and Latin American women. A schism broke out among the suffragists dividing them between white women and others.
Read the other details of the history of the suffrage movement. The exhibition “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Resistance” will be displayed at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery until January 2020.
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