Not History Yet: Black Women and Voting

I was planning to write a blog post about the role that black women played in the Southern elections of 1867, the first year that black men were free to vote. Unable to vote themselves, they were tireless lobbyists and organizers. This morning, the New York Times has done my work for me. Take a look at this article on the long history of voter registration and voter motivation among black women in the South, and the way that the spark lit in 1867 is still burning, with more urgency than ever.