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Black Women Who Define(d) The Voting Rights Movement

The voting rights advocates of today stand on the shoulders of those who came before them. Born into slavery, Ida B. Wells was one of the early leaders of the civil rights movement. As a journalist, she led an antilynching crusade and fought for women’s rights. She also fought tirelessly for the right to vote, all while facing discrimination within the suffragist movement. In 1913, Wells co-founded the Alpha Suffrage Club, the first Black women’s suffrage group in the state of Illinois. To this day, Wells is honored as an advocate for women’s equality and racial equality.  


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Thank You

The Black Pearls Society would like to extend our deepest thanks to all who attended the 2nd Annual Pearls Jam on Juneteenth Sunday. Your support and contributions made this event a roaring success, and we could not have done it without you.

A special thank you goes out to Stokley and Gavin Maestro for their amazing …