There’s a long history behind Stacey Abrams | Curio

There’s a long history behind Stacey Abrams

7 mins | Nov 18, 2020

She helped Biden secure Georgia — but black women's fight for voting equality goes back two centuries. Georgia, a long-time Republican hold in the US, flipped to the Democrats in the November 3rd 2020 elections. The surprising result put a spotlight on politician Stacey Abrams, who successfully mobilised black and young voters in the State. In Martha Jones' book, she delves into the crucial role black women have played in the fight for a level playing field in America. Here, Henry Farrell from The Washington Post, interviews Jones and gets a broader sense of their inspiring history.

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From The Washington Post