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HOFFMAN continued from page 6
District to teach, later becoming the first African
American appointed to the D.C. school board.
She helped cofound the National Association
of Colored Women in 1896 and was elected
its first president. In that role, Terrell "actively
embraced women's suffrage, which she saw
as essential to elevating the status of black
women, and consequently, the entire race."3

I recognize we have many heroes to thank for
the passage of the 19th Amendment - white,
black, Native American, and other women of
color. I've only scratched the surface of the
many stories of heroism that were part of the
suffrage movement. Their sacrifices secured
the vote for me, my daughters, and future
generations.

I learned from one of the D.C. Bar's own staff,
who is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Inc., that Terrell marched alongside
the Delta contingent from Howard University
in the 1913 suffrage parade down Pennsylvania
Avenue organized by Paul. Journalist Ida B.
Wells-Barnett also participated.

Learning this history has made me cherish the
vote and vow to protect it. I hope you will join
the D.C. Bar in June as we explore some of this
history as well as consider today's voting rights
issues and the future challenges we face to
protect our right to vote.

Although called a "parade," it was more akin
to a civil rights demonstration with risks of
violence from onlookers. Wrote W.E.B. Du Bois
in The Crisis:
In spite of the apparent reluctance of the
local suffrage committee to encourage the
colored women to participate, and in spite
of the conflicting rumors that were circulated and which disheartened many of the
colored women from taking part, they are
to be congratulated that so many of them
had the courage of their convictions and
that they made such an admirable showing
on the first great national parade.

ALBADER continued from page 42
piece of legislation in the name of combatting
terrorism that was basically an update of its
1999 law," she says, noting that the new
measures touch upon technology.
Under the current version of the act, U.K.
citizens who travel to places viewed as terrorist
hotspots can be questioned by border patrol
about their whereabouts upon their return -
unless they can provide a valid reason such as
being a journalist assigned to cover a story in
that hotspot or having family in the area.
"This curtails citizens' right to move freely from
place to place. Privacy concerns also are an
issue," Albader argues. "On top of that, the act
will now prosecute individuals for viewing terrorist materials online, whereas before, if you
downloaded that material, it would [appear] on
your permanent record. Under the revised act
. . . freedom of expression and the right to
privacy are being violated."
So, what recommendations does Albader
have for countries that want to fight terrorism
without infringing on human rights? "You

NOTES
1		 "How the Suffrage Movement Betrayed Black
Women," nytimes.com/2018/07/28/opinion/sunday/
suffrage-movement-racism-black-women.html.
2	 "African American Women and the Nineteenth
Amendment," nps.gov/articles/african-americanwomen-and-the-nineteenth-amendment.htm.
3	 	Mary Church Terrell (1864-1954), womenshistory.org/
education-resources/biographies/mary-church-terrell.

ensure that the laws aren't arbitrary. You ensure
that the laws are not vague enough to hold
people in contempt of laws that might actually
infringe on their freedom of expression or
violate their right to privacy," she says.
Albader also wants to see the advancement of
women in Kuwaiti society, including in the legal
sector, where gender roles are very defined. As
a law professor, Albader says she's in a position
to influence future generations. "I try to ensure
that female law students get to be independent. I make sure they do not conform to society's standards and realize that they can actually
make a difference in Kuwaiti society," she says.
"We do have rights, and we continue to push
for more," Albader continues. "Before, we were
silenced by arguments about culture. Anytime
somebody put up resistance, the opponents
would say, 'This is our culture, so that's why
we should just stay silent.' People are actually
fighting back. They're no longer being silenced
by such arguments. So, you see women gaining
more rights in Kuwait. There's a lot more that
needs to be done, but it's definitely better than
how things were."

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