Further Reflections on Women’s Suffrage and African Emancipation

Abayomi Azikiwe From the antebellum period through the Civil War and Jim Crow the issues of gender and race were interwoven. A cursory re-examination of the early years of what became known as the women’s suffrage movement and abolitionism represented the embryonic phases of self-organisation and mass struggle politics within United States society. As we…

Women’s Suffrage and African Emancipation During the 19th Century

Abayomi Azikiwe From Seneca Falls to the Civil War and Reconstruction the struggle for national liberation and gender equality took centre stage. Since the mid-19th century there has been a periodic interrelationship between the movements for African emancipation and women’s liberation. Of course these convergences have not been without serious contradictions particularly in light of…