“Whenever I go to a protest — the Women’s March, Black Lives Matter — that feels like following in her footsteps,” said Anna Plotkin-Swing, the great-granddaughter of Betty Gram Swing, who protested at the White House in 1917 for the president’s support of the 19th Amendment. https://t.co/eJ9IN5r0VZ
“She was addressing women’s rights from childhood to her deathbed,” said Coline Jenkins about her great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Jenkins’ own cause is to ensure that monuments and reminders of the suffragists’ work are all over America. https://t.co/wy59hN1o46
Michelle Duster is the great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells-Barnett, a journalist and NAACP founder who linked voting rights to civil rights. She's creating an initiative “to educate people about the involvement of Black women in the suffrage movement, and how it ties into today." https://t.co/UTxkXwnlZL
Frederick Douglass attended the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 and was one of 32 men who signed the Declaration of Sentiments, demanding the vote.
His great-great-great-grandson is following in the footsteps of his lifelong commitment to education for Black Americans. https://t.co/O7yZYxMhDH
“Aunt Harriet would be heartbroken,” said the great-great-great-grandniece of Harriet Tubman on what the abolitionist and suffragist would think of race relations today. “She’d be wondering, ‘What the heck have you guys been doing for 107 years after I’m gone?’” https://t.co/VD8pOfRpCA
Susan Whiting, a cousin of Susan B. Anthony, leads the board of the National Women’s History Museum, which has a goal of building a physical museum honoring American women.
“Susan B. Anthony’s story is told," Whiting said, "but many others have not been.” https://t.co/68RCQYCjg1
As Americans mark a century since the passage of the 19th Amendment, the descendants of suffragists — white, Black and brown women who together fought for the right to vote — reflect on their ancestors’ legacy https://t.co/MstIvkAEq5