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Du Bois and Washington on Woman Suffrage

Document 6

Adella Hunt Logan was a faculty member at Tuskegee Institute and wife of Warren Logan, Washington's close friend and a Tuskegee official.

       More and more colored women are studying public questions and civics. As they gain information and have experience in their daily vocations and in their efforts for human betterment they are convinced as many other women have long ago been convinced, that their efforts would be more telling if women had the vote....

       Adequate school facilities in city, village and plantation districts greatly concern the black mother. But without a vote she has no voice in educational legislation, and no power to see that her children secure their share of public-school funds....

       They know, too, that officers, as a rule, recognize few obligations to voteless citizens....

       They must wait while they besiege their legislature. Having no vote they need not be feared or heeded....

       Not only is the colored woman awake to reforms that may be hastened by good legislation and wise administration, but where she has the ballot she is reported as using it for the uplift of society and for the advancement of the state....

       Colorado has never had a better school than her women have made. Judge Ben Lindsey is as popular with colored women voters as he is with white women voters. The juvenile court over which he presides gives the boys a square deal regardless of color.

--Excerpt from Adella Hunt Logan, "Colored Women as Voters,"
The Crisis
(September 1912)

9. Why did Adella Hunt Logan think black women should have the right to vote?

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10. How did Logan prove that women had used their vote to improve society?

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11. Would W. E. B. Du Bois or Booker T. Washington agree more strongly with Logan? Support your answer.

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