Monday, January 08, 2007

Worthwhile history refresher: "Feminism's Black Origins"

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...

read the rest at The Primary Contradiction


Jennifer said...

This seems to relate to some kind of american feminists' attitudinalising.

Twanna A. Hines | said...

You always link to the most interesting posts on the net!

Anonymous said...

V interesting

Anonymous said...

I've done some reading on this for undergraduate. This is important stuff. Thanks for blogging about it.

Off topic, we have a Tucker Carlson vs. another blogger situ going on. Please come one and all to Republic of Dogs to learn more.

Nanette said...

You're site is messed up, AG.

Thanks for pointing to this, belledame. Funny how little things change, sigh.

Nanette said...

If I was really anal, I would sign back in to correct that "you're" instead of "your".

But since I am totally laid back and don't stress over spelling, usage or punctuation, I won't.