Unformatted text preview: “for” their men, as Gilmore states. It was black women’s subtle, unidentified approach that helped it become so successful. They were very skilled politics because they had gained experience during the temperance movements, Republican Party aid societies, and through the church. To further expand, black women actually used church as a place to combat disfranchisement. Because church was a strong symbol in the black community, they saw fight to move focus from religious debates, and divert everyone’s attention to political matters, instead. As a result, the church became a place where blacks could go to gain insight on such matters involving voting rights. Women became the “organized managers” in regards to combating black oppression. Women began to feel so strong about the issue, and started to press forward so much that men felt threatened by them. Women reassured them that they were there to help men and assist men....
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- Fall '07
- White people, voting rights, Sallie Mial