“If Sojourner Truth is added,” the letter reads, “it could obscure the substantial differences between white and black suffrage activists, and would be misleading.”
The abolitionist and women’s rights activist will join Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in the proposed Central Park sculpture that had previously been accused of racism and whitewashing history.
by Ana Lucia Araujo
For black women, the fight for reparations is not a new opportunity, it is a long-lasting battle for social justice.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87
- How Jewish History and the Holocaust Fueled Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Quest for Justice
- Princeton Admitted Past Racism. Now It Is Under Investigation.
- How Jimi Hendrix’s London Years Changed Music
- Presidential Campaigns are Almost Always about the Future. In 2020, the Candidates Cannot Stop Talking about the Past
- 52 Years Ago, Thelonious Monk Played a High School. Now Everyone Can Hear It.
- From MLK to Whistleblowers, the FBI’s Trouble with Dissidents
- If the Electoral College is a Racist Relic, Why has it Endured? (podcast)
- It’s the 100th Anniversary of the Wall Street Bombing
- Ed Bearss, Past Chief Historian Of National Park Service, Dies At 97