DPLA, the Digital Public Library of America, is highlighting a collection focused on Black Women’s Suffrage: “The Black Women’s Suffrage Digital Collection is a collaborative project to provide digital access to materials documenting the roles and experiences of Black Women in the Women’s Suffrage Movement and, more broadly, women’s rights, voting rights, and civic activism between the 1850s and 1960. The collection explores both the roots of women’s activism in Black communities; the ongoing struggle to secure, protect, and use the right to vote, beyond the Suffrage Movement; and the intersections between voting rights and other civil rights.”
Missouri State University’s Special Collections and Archives, through its partnership with Missouri Hub, contributes many of its digital collections to the [dp.la] DPLA. The DPLA-curated Black Women’s Suffrage Digital Collection contains 803 items from Missouri Hub, with 45 of those items coming from Missouri State University’s collections. Most of MSU’s items come from the Katherine G. Lederer Ozarks African American Heritage Collection and associated exhibit collection.
For more information, contact Special Collections and Archives at email@example.com.