Truth-Telling: Frances Willard and Ida B. Wells

Frances Harper and Black Women in the WCTU

Introduce Frances Harper and the "Dept of Work Among the Colored People." Feature something written by Harper and explain how the WCTU permitted segregation: it basically allowed white unions in the South to decide they didn't want to admit black women, but if black women organized their own unions they were treated the same as a state's white unions in terms of where they fell in the national structure (i.e. they sent the same number of delegates to nat'l conventions who were seated on the executive committee). Comment on funding or lack thereof for Dept of Work Among the Colored People.

Will need a photo of Harper for the thumbnail

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