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Hope and Anger: Black Women and Black Power

Winifred Breines

in The Trouble between Us: An Uneasy History of White and Black Women in the Feminist Movement

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179040
eISBN:
9780199788583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179040.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Black Power movement of the 1960s developed out of anger about the way African Americans were treated in the United States. It emphasized black culture, history, pride, community, and rage. ... More


Introduction

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/9780813034560.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This introductory chapter investigates how the pioneers of the Women's Liberation Movement gained the courage and consciousness to make a movement against male supremacy in the United States in 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


The Movement Goes Nationwide 1968–1970

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/9780813034560.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

The chapter outlines the growth of the Women's Liberation Movement from being confined to one small room to nationwide and then international coverage. The lawmakers rushed to catch up with the ... More


Toward a Female Liberation Movement

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/9780813034560.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

Male domination in the early 1960s limited women's participation in important spheres of life. Few women were even aware of the fact that they were being oppressed in any way. Then by the close of ... More


The Movement Is Established 1970

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/9780813034560.003.0012
Subject:
History, Social History

This concluding chapter joyfully traces the establishment of the Women's Liberation Movement in the year 1970. Black women collaborated with white women to give rise to the movement and even ... More


“Ask Him If He’s Tried It at Home”: Making the Personal Political

Kathlene McDonald

in Feminism, the Left, and Postwar Literary Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033018
eISBN:
9781617033025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033018.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter describes how women on the Left argued that sexism and male chauvinism permeated multiple aspects of society. As such, they believed that the battle against what they perceived as a ... More


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