Unformatted text preview: During the 19 th and early 20 th century, life was extremely difficult for women of color. First of all, this was during slavery when African Americans faced inhumane treatment and had no rights. Secondly, females also did not have equal rights, white females included. The biggest inequality that the women faced was having no right to vote. Therefore, women of color had the least amount of power. Not only did they have to fight to abolish slavery and to “improve conditions for their race,” but they also had to struggle for “suffrage, and to achieve equality with white women” (Freedman 5). Many of these women risked their lives and reputations to achieve equal rights....
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- internal colonialism, Estelle B Freedman