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Black women taught us : an intimate history of Black feminism

Title
Black women taught us : an intimate history of Black feminism / Jenn M. Jackson, PhD.
ISBN
9780593243336
0593243331
9780593243343
Edition
First edition.
Publication
New York : Random House, [2024]
Physical Description
xxii, 342 pages ; 22 cm
Summary
"Jenn M. Jackson has been known to bring deep historical acuity to some of the most controversial topics in America today. Now, in their first book, Jackson applies their critical analysis to the questions that have long energized their work: Why has Black women's freedom fighting been so overlooked throughout history, and what has our society lost in the meantime? A love letter to those who have been minimized and forgotten, this collection repositions Black women's intellectual and political work at the center of today's liberation movements. Across thirteen original essays that explore the legacy and work of Black women writers and leaders--from Harriet Jacobs and Ida B. Wells to the Combahee River Collective and Audre Lorde--Jackson sets the record straight about Black women's longtime movement organizing, theorizing, and coalition building in the name of racial, gender, and sexual justice in the United States and abroad. These essays show, in both critical and deeply personal terms, how Black women have been at the center of modern liberation movements, despite the erasure and misrecognition of their efforts. Jackson illustrates how Black women have frequently done the work of liberation at great risk to their lives and livelihoods"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Jackson, Jenn M. Black women taught us. First edition New York : Random House, [2024]
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
February 20, 2024
Bibliography
IIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Harriet Jacobs taught me about freedom
Ida B. Wells taught me about radical truth telling
Zora Neale Hurston taught me about the reclamation of our labor
Ella Baker taught me why we should listen to young people
Fannie Lou Hamer taught me to be unrespectable
Shirley Chisholm taught me to hold whiteness accountable
Toni Morrison taught me that Black women are powerful
The Combahee River collective taught me about identity politics
Audre Lorde taught me about solidarity as self-care
Angela Davis taught me to be an anti-racist abolitionist
Bell Hooks taught me how to love expansively.
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