||We know black women struggled to obtain more rights; they did in abolitionism and they did in the suffrage movement. We know black suffragists existed – for example, Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, or Harriet Tubman, yet they are left out of the picture. They were women who had to live under the same patriarchical structures as any other woman. But at the same time, these black women had to endure a second type of injustice, solely because of the colour of their skin. Race plays a crucial part in this, as it became an intricate barrier preventing wide-scale cooperation between black and white suffrage activists. How did race as a divisive factor become apparent in the women’s movement?