Historian Martha S. Jones Displays How African American Women Broke Barriers In New Book

Author Martha S. Jones is to release her upcoming book titled VANGUARD: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote and Insisted on Equality for All on September 8, 2020, and this is just ten days out from the very first National Black Voter Day which will be on September 18th, for the #ReclaimYourVote campaign launched by BET in partnership with the National Urban League.

Most of us already know that African American women have been in the fight and led a multitude of fights for generations in America, before and after the civil war, and these fights have been for basic human rights and justice.

Author Martha S. Jones, an acclaimed historian at John Hopkins University, wants to bring more of this to light in her upcoming Vanguard, which tells the stories of how women such as Fannie Lou Hamer, Maria Stewart and many others, demanded equal treatment, justice and civil rights for themselves after being denied for generations.

Martha S. Jones is also the author of Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America.

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VANGUARD will be published by Hatchette Book Group.

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