Kate Larson: In many ways it did. She was very well respected by the old women’s rights vanguard—Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, who was a very good friend of Tubman during the Underground Railroad years and afterward. She was a constant reminder to the more powerful white suffragists that the vote belonged to black women too. The suffrage movement was very racist particularly as it marched towards the Twentieth Century, it became very divided and black women were no longer welcome on the stage in some of the major suffrage conventions. [Black women] had to go off and form their own convention centers, [but] Tubman was consistently invited to some of the white conventions. She was someone that they could not turn down, and she was a constant voice to remind them not to forget black women as well. She was very important.