Having Our Say Part V, Chapter 21: Bessie
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Part V, Chapter 21: Bessie
- Bessie's experiences with racism in New York prompt her to become a political activist. Once she attends a protest of Birth of a Nation that's led by W.E.B. Dubois.
- Bessie has valid reasons for her growing political agitation—one night, she's chased down by the KKK in Long Island, of all places.
- Despite these struggles, "one of the happiest days" of her life is when women are awarded the right to vote in 1920 (5.21.24).