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Letter from Weil to Carrie Chapman Catt

Letter from Weil to Carrie Chapman Catt

In the course of her work with the North Carolina Equal Suffrage League, Weil corresponded regularly with Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). The two women compared notes, discussed strategies and attempted to bolster each other's optimism. At times, they believed North Carolina would ratify the 19th Amendment, but at other times the situation looked bleak. In this letter, Weil expresses her dismay at the attempts of some opponents of women's suffrage to play the race card, playing on the fears of some white citizens that granting women the right to vote would increase the power of the region's black population.

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Date / time: 
July 9, 1920

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