Fannie Barrier Williams (1855-1944) was an activist and reformer. Concerned that African American women’s voices were not being heard, Williams helped found the National League for Colored Women and later, she co-founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Her passion for women’s rights led her to the women’s suffrage movement where she formed a friendship with Susan B. Anthony. After Anthony died, Williams was the only African American chosen to eulogize her at the 1907 National American Woman Suffrage Convention.
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About Fannie B. Williams, Krysta said, “Her being a trailblazer - a black woman fighting for women’s rights at that time, really laid the groundwork for me - not only to have the right to vote, but for me to… continue that struggle she had, as well. “