Civil Rights and Womans Rights

(By: Michael Pallwitz & Ella Smith)

Booker T. Washington and (W.E.B) Du Bois

Booker T. Washington was born an African American leader he fought for civil rights and was the most famous and respected African American leader. He was enslaved during his childhood. Booker T. Washington believed that African Americans needed education. He spent most of his time creating educational opportunities for African Americans. Booker T. Washington grew up in poverty during Reconstruction.
W.E.B Du Bois was born in Massachusetts in 1868. He was an African American leader because he thought that Civil Rights was better. W.E.B Du Bois was never enslaved he graduated from Fisk University, and African American collage. In Du Bois's long career he wrote many books, speeches, and articles. Du Bois was very anxious of Civil Rights, he wanted it very quick.

Womans Rights

In the early 1900s Woman's rights were limited they could not vote. Many people wanted suffrage (suffrage-Right to vote) people who worked for woman's suffrage were called suffragists. 2 woman in 1851, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton joined together and what they called "woman suffrage" they did that for 50 years. Lots of other people fought too.
In 1850, Lucy Stone helped make the first national convention. also Lucy started the American Woman Suffrage Association. before Woman did not have the right to vote they had a law, "(Man) has compelled (Woman) to submit to laws, in the formation of which she had no voice." Susan B. Anthony was one of the many people that fought against woman's right so Susan joined the temperance movement. Woman still wanted suffrage. A high school principal in Iowa, Carrie Chapmen Catt also started working for woman's rights. Catt joined Susan B. Anthony to fight for woman's rights. In 1914, the U.S. congress did not pass the amendment, woman kept fighting for woman's suffrage. People agreed that they needed to "finish the fight" and they did that, Congress passed the law, and now woman now have the right to vote. The Law said, "The right of citizens to vote shall not be denied or abridged (limited) by the United States or by any state on an account of (the) sex (of a person)" And in 1920 all American woman were able to vote!