Britton, Mary E. “Woman’s Suffrage: A Potent Agency in Public Reforms.” The American Catholic Tribune, July 22, 1887, p.1, cols. 3-5.

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Author:  Britton, Mary E.      

Title:  “Woman’s Suffrage: A Potent Agency in Public Reforms.”          

Publisher: The American Catholic Tribune, p.1, cols. 3-5.

Date:  July 22, 1887

Annotation: Mary Britton was an educator and the first African American woman to be licensed as a doctor in Lexington. Her activism included anti-segregation in public transportation as well as women's rights. Her speech on suffrage was originally read before the State Association of Colored Teachers in Danville, Kentucky on July 7, 1887, at the St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church. Published in Cincinnati, the American Catholic Tribune was a newspaper run by and for African Americans.    

Type of Source: Primary


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