A large crowd of Black women at a Black Lives Matter rally.

How Black Women Became An American Political Force

As white women cast their first votes following ratification of the 19th Amendment, Black women still faced a decades-long battle for the same access. Johns Hopkins University historian Martha S. Jones joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the women who lead the charge for Black women’s suffrage, working to dismantle systemic racism and have their voices heard. Her book is called “Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All.”