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Form It! Call a Meeting!: Building a Black Feminist Movement, 1971–1980

Sherie M. Randolph

in Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623917
eISBN:
9781469625119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Flo Kennedy’s leadership in creating a black feminist movement to challenge the critical linkages between all forms of oppression, especially racism and sexism. By 1972, while ... More


Bringing Out the Dead: Black Feminism’s Prophetic Vision

Grace Kyungwon Hong

in Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816695263
eISBN:
9781452952352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695263.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter meditates on how such a theory of queer reproduction might help one engage with the material and epistemological violences of the university, particularly as they manifest around the ... More


Black Internationalist Feminism: A Definition

Cheryl Higashida

in Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036507
eISBN:
9780252093548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036507.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This introductory chapter describes Black internationalist feminism. Black internationalist feminism challenged heteronormative and masculinist articulations of nationalism while maintaining the ... More


The Influence of Black Power on the Rise of Women's Liberation

Carol Giardina

in Freedom for Women: Forging the Women's Liberation Movement, 1953-1970

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034560
eISBN:
9780813039329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034560.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the strong influence of Black Power on the growth of women's liberation. “Black Power” refers to the winning of sufficient political power by poor black people. The chapter ... More


Amy Jacques Garvey, Jessie Fauset, and Pan-African Feminist Thought

Kate Dossett

in Bridging Race Divides: Black Nationalism, Feminism, and Integration in the United States, 1896-1935

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031408
eISBN:
9780813039282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031408.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the works of Amy Jacques Garvey and Jessie Fauset, women writers and activists of the New Negro movement in Harlem during the 1920s. This chapter provides an account of how ... More


Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Sherie M. Randolph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623917
eISBN:
9781469625119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines the activism and theories of the black feminist lawyer Florynce "Flo" Kennedy (1916–2000) by focusing specifically on her influence on the Black Power and feminist movements. ... More


The Negro Question, the Woman Question, and the “Vital Link”: Histories and Institutions

Cheryl Higashida

in Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036507
eISBN:
9780252093548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036507.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter provides a history of Black internationalist feminism. It begins with the intertwinings of Black nationalist and Old Left movements in the interwar years, with special attention to the ... More


Introduction

Sherie M. Randolph

in Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623917
eISBN:
9781469625119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter gives an overview of the central arguments in Florynce “Flo” Kennedy as well as a brief synopsis of the chapters. Randolph demonstrates the central role of black feminists in post–World ... More


Black Intersectionalities: A Critique for the 21st Century

Monica Michlin and Jean-Paul Rocchi (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319389
eISBN:
9781781380901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319389.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Black Intersectionalities goes beyond conventional identity studies to offer a critique of identity categories themselves. Markers of identity are too often assigned, examined, and theorized as ... More


Navigating Discourses of Crisis

Simone C. Drake

in When We Imagine Grace: Black Men and Subject Making

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226363837
eISBN:
9780226364025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226364025.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The Introduction lays out the goals of the project, elevating the importance of imagination in any efforts to resist stereotyped and homogeneous constructions of black masculinity. The author ... More


Black Nationalism and Interracialism in the Young Women's Christian Association

Kate Dossett

in Bridging Race Divides: Black Nationalism, Feminism, and Integration in the United States, 1896-1935

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031408
eISBN:
9780813039282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031408.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the Africa American women who worked within the assumed interracial Young Women's Christian Association at both the local Colored Branch in New York City and the national ... More


Blues Futurity and Queer Improvisation

Grace Kyungwon Hong

in Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816695263
eISBN:
9781452952352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695263.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Because reproductive respectability is such an important mode by which political and social legibility and value becomes sutured to literal physical life, this chapter extends this analysis to ... More


Reading Maya Angelou, Reading Black Internationalist Feminism Today

Cheryl Higashida

in Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036507
eISBN:
9780252093548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036507.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines selections from Maya Angelou's autobiographies, identifying late-twentieth-century legacy of the post-World War II anticolonial Black Left. On one hand, Angelou's ... More


Lorraine Hansberry’s Existentialist Routes to Black Internationalist Feminism

Cheryl Higashida

in Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036507
eISBN:
9780252093548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036507.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines Lorraine Hansberry's investments in existentialism in order to show that her play about African revolution, Les Blancs (1970), is a culmination of both her Black queer feminism ... More


Audre Lorde Revisited: Nationalism and Second-Wave Black Feminism

Cheryl Higashida

in Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036507
eISBN:
9780252093548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036507.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter argues that Audre Lorde's essays and poetry from the 1980s develop an overlooked yet significant strand of second-wave Black feminism that reveals continuities with postwar anticolonial ... More


The Challenge of Black Feminist Desire: Abolish Property

Sabine Broeck

in Black Intersectionalities: A Critique for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319389
eISBN:
9781781380901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319389.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter recuperates a number of Black feminist texts between the 1970s and the 2000s. It reads the theoretical advances of black feminism’s history in the US as an epistemic rupture of ... More


Rosa Guy, Haiti, and the Hemispheric Woman

Cheryl Higashida

in Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036507
eISBN:
9780252093548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036507.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines Rosa Guy's Black feminist and queer engagement with tropes and discourses of twentieth-century radical literature about Haitian Revolution generated by the U.S. occupation of ... More


“liberated Grounds”: The IBW's Independence and Reorganization

Derrick E. White

in The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037356
eISBN:
9780813041605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037356.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter looks at the separation between the IBW and the Martin Luther King Center. The King Center leadership was frustrated at the IBW's consultations with Black intellectuals who held a ... More


A Friend of My Mind, or Where I Enter

Simone C. Drake

in When We Imagine Grace: Black Men and Subject Making

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226363837
eISBN:
9780226364025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226364025.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Privileging imagination and creativity, this chapter is composed of vignettes that consider the complex and sometimes paradoxical relationship between crisis, vulnerability, and empowerment. It ... More


When We Imagine Grace: Black Men and Subject Making

Simone C. Drake

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226363837
eISBN:
9780226364025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226364025.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This book is an interdisciplinary study that draws on critical race and gender studies, cultural theories, and U.S. jurisprudence in order to rethink the popular notion of crisis in black masculinity ... More


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