by Olive Pierre
On August 18, 1920, “women” got the right to vote,
but did they really?
Women are still women
black skinned or white skinned,
and yet on August 18, 1920
black women still didn’t get to vote,
even though they fought for this right too.
If there was a zebra with no stripes,
would you not give it the right to eat?
It’s the same.
Black women had no say
in the rights
they’d been fighting for since slavery.
After 1920, they fought for almost 50 more years,
just to be able to cast their vote
for who would run their country.
50 years later black women put Joe Biden
in office with our first black woman vice president.