Born during the Civil War into an affluent family of mixed race—black, white, and Native American—Adella Hunt Logan became a key figure in the fight for voting rights, especially for women of color. An intimate friend of Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver, an acquaintance and sometime sparring partner of Susan B. Anthony and W.E.B. Du Bois, Adella Hunt Logan was often at the forefront of the battle for racial and gender equality.
In Princess of the Hither Isles: A Black Suffragist’s Story from the Jim Crow South, esteemed historian Adele Logan Alexander, who is Adella Hunt Logan’s grand-daughter, brings this extraordinary woman to life. Alexander has written a category-defying work of history and literary imagination, blending decades of historical research with family lore and inherited knowledge to create a vivid portrait of a little-known woman of exceptional impact.