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Black Girlhood in the Early Black Press

Nazera Sadiq Wright

in Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040573
eISBN:
9780252099014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040573.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines how black girls were represented in the earliest extant examples of the black press by focusing on Freedom's Journal, published from 1827 to 1829, and the Colored American ... More


More than Sass or Silence: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood

Ruth Nicole Brown

in Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037979
eISBN:
9780252095245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037979.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents a soundtrack of Black girls' expressive culture as ethnographically documented in SOLHOT in the form of original music. To think through the more dominant categorizations of how ... More


Introduction: Toward a Genealogy of Black Girlhood

Nazera Sadiq Wright

in Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040573
eISBN:
9780252099014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040573.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This book analyzes writing about black girls in the nineteenth and very early twentieth centuries. It asks why black writers of the period conveyed racial inequality, poverty, and discrimination ... More


Youthful Girls and Prematurely Knowing Girls: Antebellum Black Girlhood

Nazera Sadiq Wright

in Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040573
eISBN:
9780252099014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040573.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the first writings of black women about girlhood during the antebellum era, with particular emphasis on the trope of the self-reliant black girl in the face of adversity. After ... More


Black Girlhood in Early-Twentieth-Century Black Conduct Books

Nazera Sadiq Wright

in Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040573
eISBN:
9780252099014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040573.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter analyzes representations of black girlhood in early-twentieth-century conduct books written by African Americans by focusing on several selections from Floyd's Flowers: Or, Duty and ... More


“Teach Your Daughters”: Black Girlhood and Mrs. N. F. Mossell’s Advice Column in the

Nazera Sadiq Wright

in Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040573
eISBN:
9780252099014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040573.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the life and work of African American writer Gertrude Bustill Mossell in the mid-1880s, with particular emphasis on her two-year editorship of the advice column, “Our Woman's ... More


Introduction

Ruth Nicole Brown

in Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037979
eISBN:
9780252095245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037979.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This introductory chapter presents an overview of what Saving Our Lives Hear Our Truths (SOLHOT) is and is not about, its major themes, and the contributions it makes to envisioning Black girlhood ... More


Tiara: Endangered Black Girls Instruction 301

Ruth Nicole Brown

in Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037979
eISBN:
9780252095245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037979.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter features a scene from a play entitled Endangered Black Girls (EBG), based on the lived experiences of Black girls the author has worked with in an after-school program (not SOLHOT) and ... More


Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

Nazera Sadiq Wright

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040573
eISBN:
9780252099014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040573.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Long portrayed as a masculine endeavor, the African American struggle for progress often found expression through an unlikely literary figure: the black girl. Drawing on heavy archival research on a ... More


Epilogue: The Changing Same? Next-Generation Black Girlhood

Nazera Sadiq Wright

in Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040573
eISBN:
9780252099014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040573.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This book has documented a literary genealogy of the cultural attitudes toward black girls in the United States. By analyzing the images and tropes created by some nineteenth-century black writers to ... More


Conclusion

Ruth Nicole Brown

in Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037979
eISBN:
9780252095245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037979.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This concluding chapter features a series of personal letters that underscore the necessity of envisioning Black girlhood differently than it is described on mainstream television; popular magazines; ... More


A Performative Account of Black Girlhood

Ruth Nicole Brown

in The Hip Hop & Obama Reader

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199341801
eISBN:
9780199355662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341801.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter provides a performative account of black girlhood for youth coming of age during Obama’s presidency. Drawing on the theoretical and methodological praxis of new black, hip hop feminism, ... More


Moving the Boundaries: Black Girlhood and Public Careers in Frances E. W. Harper’s

Nazera Sadiq Wright

in Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040573
eISBN:
9780252099014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040573.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter offers a reading of Frances E. W. Harper's novel Trial and Triumph, serialized in the newspaper Christian Recorder in 1888–1889. Trial and Triumph, believed to be an autobiography, tells ... More


YouTube, Bad Bitches, and an M.I.C. (Mom-in-Chief): On the Digital Seduction of Black Girls in Participatory Hip-Hop Spaces

Kyra D. Gaunt

in The Hip Hop & Obama Reader

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199341801
eISBN:
9780199355662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341801.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the impact of social media on girls and women in Michelle Obama’s America. While online spaces like YouTube have the potential to empower young girls and enable digital ... More


. Tawana Brawley

Wayne Dawkins

in City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032585
eISBN:
9781617032592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes the case of Tawana Brawley, which would occupy the New York press, including the City Sun, for most of 1987. Tawana was a fifteen-year-old black girl who was reported missing ... More


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