The History of the 19th Amendment and People of Color

In recognition of Black History Month, Connecting Point examines the complicated history of women’s suffrage. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. This amendment is usually credited as giving women the right to vote. While this change was a win for white women, women of color would not gain the right to vote for several decades. Carrie Baker, Professor of Women & Gender Studies at Smith College, joined Carrie Saldo in studio to discuss the 19th Amendments complicated history.