​Looking Back At Pioneers

0 Posted by - January 10, 2018 - Black First, BLACK WOMEN, LATEST POSTS, POLITICS

*Pictured: Mary Branch, Anna Lindsay, Edna Colson, Edwina Wright, Johnella Frazer (Jackson), and Nannie Nichols; on the back row from left to right; Eva Conner, Evie Carpenter (Spencer), and Odelle Green. They’re standing outside the Ettrick Court House.*

They are the 1st African-American women of  Etrrick, VA to vote after the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.They were all members of the Virginia State University faculty, then called the Virginia Normal and Industrial Institute.

The photo is part of the Virginia State University Special Collections & Archives and is titled “1920 First Colored Women to Vote in Ettrick, Virginia.”

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