"Rarely has a short book accomplished so much as Terborg-Pennâ€™s seminal work. With the utmost attention to detail Terborg-Penn examines the contributions of black suffragist stalwarts... It undoubtedly will become the definitive work on African American womenâ€™s involvement in the mainstream woman suffrage movement and specifically on black womenâ€™s struggle for the vote." â€”Choice"... this is a well-written overview of a crucial aspect of African American history that would be ideal for the college classroom." â€”Journal of American History"... not only a major contribution to suffrage history... but also a powerful indictment of white suffrage activists who were able to see beyond the sexism but not the racism of their society." â€”Journal of Southern History"This groundbreaking volume provides a theoretical and practical framework for new paradigms in African American womenâ€™s history.... All Black politicians should read and discuss this unique and brilliant book. Many lessons can be learned." â€”Philadelphia New ObserverThis comprehensive look at the African American women who fought for the right to vote analyzes the womenâ€™s own stories and examines why they joined and how they participated in the U.S. womenâ€™s suffrage movement. Terborg-Penn shows how every political and racial effort to keep African American women disfranchised met with their active resistance until black women finally achieved full citizenship.