Woman’s Suffrage


W.E.B. Du Bois


May 1, 1913

There seems to be no doubt but that the attempt to draw the color line in the woman’s suffrage movement has received a severe and, let us hope, final setback. Both at Washington and St. Louis the right of the black woman to vote and strive for a vote was openly recognized. There was, to be sure, a struggle in both cases and the forces of caste are not demoralized; they are, however, beaten at present, and a great and good cause can go forward with unbedraggled skirts. Let every black man and woman fight for the new democracy which knows no race or sex.


For attribution, please cite this work as:
Du Bois, W.E.B. 1913. “Woman’s Suffrage.” The Crisis 6 (1): 29. https://www.dareyoufight.org/Volumes/06/01/womans_suffrage.html.