Brockport Alum (1870) Fannie Barrier Williams joins Women and the Vote NYS

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Brockport Alum (1870) Fannie Barrier Williams joins Women and the Vote NYS

Women and the Vote NYS provides a suffragist directory and gravesite map so others can explore NY’s rich, influential suffragist history. Dr. Barb LeSavoy added Barrier Williams to the database.

Fannie Barrier Williams (1855-1944) was the first African American woman to graduate from Brockport in 1870, then the Brockport Normal School.

Barrier Williams went on to become a noted speaker, writer, teacher, and reformer. She was an avid advocate for the need for all women - but especially Black women - to vote.

Click on the links below to read more about Fannie Barrier Williams and The Women and Vote NYS.

Documentarian Linda Maroney's film, Election Day, which preceded her Women and the Vote NYS project, is in DVD format and part of our circulating library collection.

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Contact:

blesavoy@brockport.edu

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