HerStory: Local Black Women in the Suffrage Movement

Today we commemorate The 19th Amendment being ratified 100 years ago, which granted women the right to vote. However, Black women still faced barriers to vote, despite being among the first suffragists. We often hear of familiar names like Ida B. Wells, but what about others – from right here in the area?

Listen in as activist, historian, former member of both the Kansas City Council and the Missouri Legislature, Sharon Sanders Brooks, gives us the backstory on the local connection to the suffrage movement — and why it is so important to know the history during this historic election.