Sisters Form a Brotherhood


The ladies of the 7th District Women’s Advisory Committee joined U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-7) to host a town hall meeting on March 30 at the Westside Center of Truth. The meeting was to explore women’s issues and celebrate Women’s History Month. It also was to highlight the achievements of female leaders in the community.

Davis began the meeting by saying, “Americans have made a lot of progress but we still have a long way to go.” He went on to note that not so long ago, women weren’t considered citizens with the right to vote. In 1920, a constitutional amendment was passed to allow women the right to vote. African Americans, however, had to wait until 1965 for discriminatory laws to get nixed by the Civil Rights Act. Before then, they were cut completely out of the primaries and were charged a poll tax of $2 when they did vote. If you worked in the field, $2 was an entire day of work. Davis remarked that it’s important to know history and the changes that have been made.
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