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Intersectionality Race

Women, Race and Class

Women, Race and Class Angela Davis Randomhouse 1981 Ranging from the age of slavery to contemporary injustices, this groundbreaking history of race, gender and class inequality by the radical political activist Angela Davis offers an alternative view of female struggles for liberation. Tracing the intertwined histories of the abolitionist and women’s suffrage movements, Davis examines…

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Fiction Race

The Color Purple

The Color Purple Alice Walker Harcourt 1982 From Wikipedia: Taking place mostly in rural Georgia, the story focuses on the life of African-American women in the Southern United States in the 1930s, addressing numerous issues including their exceedingly low position in American social culture. The novel has been the frequent target of censors and appears on the American Library…

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Intersectionality Race

Ain’t I A Woman? Black Women and Feminism

Ain’t I A Woman? Black Women and Feminism bell hooks South End Press 1981 From Wikipedia: Ain’t I a Woman? Black Women and Feminism is a 1981 book by bell hooks titled after Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech. hooks examines the effect of racism and sexism on black women, the civil rights movement, and feminist movements from suffrage to the 1970s. She…

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Intersectionality Race Women of Colour

Black Women Organising: The Brixton Black Women’s Group and the Organisation for Women of African and Asian Descent

Black Women Organising: The Brixton Black Women’s Group and the Organisation for Women of African and Asian Descent The Brixton Black Women’s Group BBWG(Past Tense) 1980(2017) The Brixton Black Women’s Group, founded in 1973, emerged among women who had been active int he Black Power movement in London in the late 1960s and early 1970s.…

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Intersectionality Race Women of Colour

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Colour

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color Cherríe Moraga, Gloria Anzaldúa (eds.) Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press 1981 This Bridge Called My Back intends to reflect an uncompromising definition of feminism by women of color in the United States. Containing prose, poetry, personal narrative and analysis by Afro-American, Asian American,…