Helen Douglass — abolitionist and suffragist


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Douglass, Helen (Editor)
The Alpha
Washington, D.C.: The Moral Education Society of Washington, D.C., , 1875-1888
Helen Pitts Douglass, second wife of Frederick Douglass, and Dr. Caroline Winslow co-edited the feminist newspaper, The Alpha. Published monthly, it covered both social and political issues. The Alpha advocated for reproductive rights, was enlightened about childbearing, and supported women’s suffrage, sex education, and the right of women to enter professions. The newspaper ran from September 1875 to August 1888, with Pitts Douglass ending her involvement around 1877.
Douglass, Helen (Editor), The Alpha, Washington, D.C.: The Moral Education Society of Washington, D.C., , 1875-1888, Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Accessed March 20, 2023, https://exhibits.library.duke.edu/exhibits/show/baskin/item/4193


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