In 1862, Ida B. Wells was born enslaved. In 2020, she won a Pulitzer Prize. She committed herself to the needs of those who did not have power. In the eyes of the FBI, this made her a "dangerous negro agitator." In the annals of history, it makes her an icon. Ida B. the Queen tells the story of a pioneering woman who was often overlooked and underestimated.
In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box. But when the Eastwood sisters; James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna; join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women's movement into the witch's movement. There's no such thing as witches. But there will be.
The ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment did not win the vote for most black women. Securing their rights required a movement of their own. In Vanguard, acclaimed historian Martha S. Jones offers a new history of African American women's political lives in America. She recounts how they defied both racism and sexism to fight for the ballot.
Nashville, August 1920. It all comes down to Tennessee for the suffragists and the 19th Amendment. The opposing forces include politicians, liquor companies, railroad magnates, and a lot of racists who don't want black women voting. And then there are the "Antis"--women who fearing voting will bring about the moral collapse of the nation. They all converge in a vicious face-off replete with dirty tricks, betrayals and bribes, bigotry, Jack Daniel's, and the Bible.
The National Park Service commemorates the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that abolished sex as a basis for voting. These essays tell a broad history of various women advocating for their rights and summaries of events important to the cause.