Klicktipp: Five You Should Know: African American Suffragists (Weblogpost)

National Museum of African American History and Culture (Web)

Description: „The women’s suffrage movement had many heroines who bravely fought for the rights of women in the United States. Here are the stories of five African American suffragists who helped women in America secure the right to vote.“

Meet the following five women:

  • Mary-Ann Shadd Cary (1823-1893)
  • Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911)
  • Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954)
  • Nannie Helen Burroughs (1879-1961)
  • Daisy Elizabeth Adams Lampkin (1884-1965)

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (Web) is located in Washington, DC. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.

There are four pillars upon which the NMAAHC stands:

  • It provides an opportunity for those who are interested in African American culture to explore and revel in this history through interactive exhibitions
  • It helps all Americans see how their stories, their histories, and their cultures are shaped and informed by global influences
  • It explores what it means to be an American and share how American values like resiliency, optimism, and spirituality are reflected in African American history and culture
  • It serves as a place of collaboration that reaches beyond Washington, D.C. to engage new audiences and to work with the myriad of museums and educational institutions that have explored and preserved this important history well before this museum was created.