Boston Supporters Supporting the 54th

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Most known for her work as a suffragist and women’s rights activist, Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin also supported the 54th Massachusetts Regiment. Her earliest public service dates to the Civil War, during which Ruffin recruited African American men for the 54th and 55th Massachusetts infantry regiments.

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Full Title: "Mrs. Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, Prominent Woman of Boston, Leader of the Club Movement Among Colored Women."
Date: 1900

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