The United States is all caught up in another one of its Midterm Elections – its so called “democratic process” - to elect members of the House, Senators, and Governors. How wonderful it is for the people in a country as “great” as the US to be able to put confidence in candidates to have them represent them, right? Of course, but where is the candidate who will represent the Black vote, or rather, the descendants of Slaves? Where is anyone in whom
the vote in the U.S. 91 years ago. Today Radical Women honors the suffrage movement and its militant, multiracial fighters. These women--Sojourner Truth, Clara Lemlich, Francis Ellen Watkins Harper, Sarah Grimke, and so many more--rebelled against enforced second-class status to organize courageously for equal rights. We will be forever grateful for their work.
Gaining access to the ballot did not eliminate oppression, however.