Hidden Stories of History

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This February marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of the League of Women Voters (LWV): a nonpartisan political organization devoted to educating voters in the United States. The LWV is well-known for its advocacy for women’s rights; however, this familiar narrative often omits the valuable works and contributions of members of color.

Commemorate Women’s History Month with the hidden story behind the League of Women Voters with ABC-CLIO Praeger’s new 2020 release, The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters, by Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins.

This powerful story traces the relationship between the League and its members of color as manifested in changes to its policies, practices, symbols, and messaging. Jefferson-Jenkins brings this intriguing chapter of history to life with skillfully incorporated primary sources, including:

  • Actual correspondence
  • Convention minutes
  • Existing League histories
  • Personal accounts

This title is published by ABC-CLIO Praeger, an imprint offering critical insights from leading scholars on subjects from American history to global security. Click here to view more recent titles from Praeger.