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Epigraphs: Chpt 3, The Vote Women’s Fierce Fight

This statement by Anna Julia Cooper is the epigraph for Chapter 3 Gain Momentum: 1878-1900: “We take our stand on the solidarity of humanity.”

Anna Julia Cooper, who earned a Ph.D. from the Sorbonne, was a member of the first Black sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, established by college women at Howard University, Washington, D.C., in 1908. Throughout her long life—she lived to be 105—Anna Julia Cooper made many contributions as a teacher, sociologist, speaker, an

I was delighted when I discovered a quote by Cooper printed in my American passport (the only woman quoted along with seven men and several documents): “The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a part or a class—it the cause of humankind, the very birthright of humanity.”


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