Original Author: Equal Suffrage League of Virginia
Created: ca. 1916
Equal Suffrage and the Negro Vote
A broadside produced about 1916 by the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia argues that granting women—including African American women—the right to vote would not create "negro domination" in the state. The poster claims that "the enfranchisement of Virginia women would increase white supremacy," citing the fact that there were "191,000 more white women of voting age" in the state, and that there were qualifications already in place that effectively restricted black voting, such as having to pass a literacy test and to pay a poll tax.