Black feminism was, and is always fluid and diverse, focusing in various ways on the convergence of race, gender, sexuality class, spirituality and culture.
The primary expressions of black feminism in the US are marked by three distinct periods, or waves, that grew out of key movements in black American history:
-The abolitionist movement to end slavery, which culminated with the suffragist’s movement to enact the passage of the 19TH Amendment in 1920;
-The modern civil rights movement, and, black power movements, which peaked with the enforcement during the 1970s, of Title VII and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964;
-And the post-Civil Rights era that helped to usher in the professionalization and institutionalization of feminisms.
The roots of a distinctly black feminist conscience began during slavery and during the campaign of abolitionists to end slavery...
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