Document 2: Letter from Anna A. Clemons to the National Woman's Party, 10 October 1920, National Woman's Party Papers, 1913-1974, Library of Congress (Microfilm (1979), reel 5).
The next five documents in this project offer testimony to the difficulty that African American women had registering to vote in the South after the passage of the nineteenth amendment. Anna Clemons of Southport, North Carolina writes to the National Woman's Party asking for assistance in overcoming the white resistance she has met from local white officials.
Oct 10th 1920
The National Woman's Party-
To The Sect. of above Party,
I am an american colored woman property owner in Brunswick County State of North Carolina and am seeking way to vote by mail if there is a way, because a colored person in my county is unable to vote, because they are colored. Please send me information how to send votes or register to general Headquarters by mail before it is too late to register.
(Miss) Anna A. Clemons
Bx 294 Southport N.C.
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