2020 is an important general election year, and a landmark year for voting rights. This year’s theme for Black History month, “African Americans and the Vote”, recognizes the struggle for voting rights among both black men AND women throughout American history.
2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) which gave the right of black men to vote following the Civil War. It also marks the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment and the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement.
It is an ongoing struggle for people of color that continues into the 21st century.
You have to believe in yourself when no one else does — that makes you a winner right there.
— Venus Williams