A black woman holding a votes for women sign is stopped by two white women marching with the same sign. The caption reads, “Votes for white women.

Black women were active in the women’s suffrage movement from the very beginning. In fact, the women’s suffrage movement originated in the abolition movement. Nonetheless, racism and segregation were persistent within the suffrage movement. Suffrage victories benefited white women more than women of color.

Image credit: New York Tribune, March 1, 1913