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Exhibition Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Portrait of Fannie Barrier Williams (1855–1944), ca. 1885. William Henry Richards Collection within the Robert H. McNeill Family Collections, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Fannie Barrier Williams

Civil rights activist Fannie Barrier Williams helped found the National League of Colored Women in 1893, which became the National Association of Colored Women (NACW) in 1896. She was later involved in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Although Williams faced racial prejudice, she participated in National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) conventions and was friends with Susan B. Anthony.