Frances Harper Journal
Frances Harper (1825-1911) • poet, suffragist, teacher, abolitionist • author of “Two Offers”, first short story to be published by a black American woman • co-founded the American Woman Suffrage Association, rejecting the racial prejudices of fellow suffragists • co-founded the National Association of Colored Women, when AWSA prioritized white women’s concerns over black women’s
In 1920, the US Constitution’s 19th Amendment was ratified—declaring no citizen could be denied the right to vote based on their sex. For more than 100 years, women’s suffrage supporters fought for this right. However, the racially divided movement did not address the intersecting inequalities of race, class, and ethnicity. As we acknowledge the movement’s flaws, we also celebrate everyone who worked to give women the chance to transform this country with their votes.
• medium size notebook
• cover is letterpress printed in teal blue ink with original illustration on 100# starch mint paper
• 64 blank 100% recycled pages
• sewn stitched binding on the left in red thread
• measures 4.25”x6” with two rounded corners and packaged in a cello sleeve