The right to vote for some, not all: An analysis of racism in the women’s suffrage movement

By Emma Collins, F/G Scholar

 

 

The debate about the legacy of the suffrage movement has been in the news cycle lately with the coverage about voters in this past election going from the polls to Susan B. Anthony’s grave to place their “I voted” stickers on her tombstone as a tribute for her work. News coverage pointed out that this tribute was particularly fitting because a record number of women were elected as governors and to Congress during this election cycle. Continue reading The right to vote for some, not all: An analysis of racism in the women’s suffrage movement

Reflection: Journalists or activists?

By Nicole Ziege, F/G Scholar

During last week’s class, we discussed journalists like Elijah Lovejoy and Ida B. Wells. Dr. Lee asked us if we would categorize journalists like Lovejoy as journalists or as activists. I said that we should still label them as journalists because journalists and activists walked a fine line in the 1800s, as they still do today. The work of journalists is to tell stories and bring awareness to certain topics and stories on a national and global scale. One could argue that the goal of activists is very similar in that they also want to bring awareness to certain topics and issues happening on a national and global scale. Continue reading Reflection: Journalists or activists?