Happy Women's Rights Day!
This August 26 celebrates women winning
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.