Lifting as We Climb

Written by Evette Dione
Lifting As We Climb

In this powerful account of overlooked history, Evette Dionne tells the extraordinary story of Black women as a force in the suffrage movement.

When white-dominated suffrage groups rejected them, African American women fought to maintain their dignity–and safety–in a society determined to keep them at the bottom. Drawing an important line from abolition to suffrage to civil rights to contemporary young activists, Lifting As We Climb finally fills in the blanks of the American suffrage story.

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Evette Dione

Evette Dionne is a Black feminist writer and the editor-in-chief of Bitch Media. Her writings about race, gender, and culture have appeared in Teen Vogue, Refinery29, Bustle, Self, The Guardian, and The New York Times, among other publications. Before becoming a writer and editor, Dionne taught eighth graders about social justice and tenth graders about world literature.