The Rollin Sisters | Sisterhood: SC Suffragists - Episode 5


The Rollin Sisters are essentially silenced after Reconstruction, and are forced to move away from South Carolina due to the increasing violence by “Red Shirts”, and Ku Klux Klan members. In the fight for women’s suffrage, suffragists believe that the outcome would be better if the end goal shifts from suffrage to all women, to just White women. The Rollin Sisters make new lives for themselves in New York City. Frances Rollin returns to South Carolina in 1890, and remarked that she was disappointed in not reaching the mark she made for herself, yet described the period between 1868 to 1876 as “happy and prosperous” years.


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