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African American Feminism

African American Feminism

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Hazel Carby

Patricia Hill Collins

Anna Julia Cooper

Julie Dash

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Ann duCille

bell hooks

Audre Lorde

Marilyn Mobley

Laurie Shrage

Barbara Smith

Hortense Spillers

Mary Church Terrell

Sojourner Truth

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There is a wealth of information on the "Womanist Theory and Research" website, which covers the humanities, social sciences, education, theology, law, medicine, politics, librarianship, journalism, art, information technologies and telecommunications here.

You can access "The Harlem Howl" here.

You can reach the "Women and Slavery" website here.

Women of Color Resources are available here.

The "Feminisms and African American Musics" webpage can be reached here.

The "Ghetto Feminism" webpage is available here.


      This page includes information on African American feminism. The specific areas are: General Information, Aesthetics, History, Literature, Politics, and Psychology.


      General Information

      Cannon, Katie Geneva. Katie's Canon: Womanism and the Soul of the Black Community. 1995.

      Guy-Sheftall, Beverly. Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought. NY: New Press (W. W. Norton), 1995.

      James, Stanlie M. and Abena P. A. Busia. Theorizing Black Feminism. NY: Routledge, 1993.

      Jarrett-Macauley, Delia, ed. Reconstructing Womanhood, Reconstructing Feminism: Writings on Black Women. NY: Routledge, 1996.

      Moraga, Cherrie and Gloria Anzaldua. This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. Watertown: Persephone Press, 1981.

      Mullings, Leith. On Our Own Terms: Race, Class, and Gender in the Lives of African-American Women. 1996.

      Vaz, Kim Marie, ed. Oral Narrative Reserach with Black Women. Sage, 1997.

      Zack, Naomi, ed. Race/Sex. NY: Routledge, 1997


      hooks, bell. Reel To Real: Race, Sex and Class at the Movies. Routledge, 1997.


      James, Joy. Race, Women, and Revolution: Black Female Militancy and the Praxis of Ella Baker. 1998.

      Lemert, Chartes and Esme Bhan, ed. The Voice of Anna Julia Cooper.


      Carby, Hazel V. Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro-American Woman Novelist. 1987.

      Doyle, Laura. Bordering on the Body: The Racial Matrix of Modern Fiction and Culture. 1994.

      Ducille, Ann. The Coupling Convention: Sex, Text, and Tradition in Black Women's Fiction. 1993.

      Ferguson, Moira, ed. Nine Black Women: An Anthology of 19th-Century Writers. NY: Routledge, 1997.

      Hubbard, Dolan, ed. Recovered Writers/Recovered Texts: Race, Class, and Gender in Black Women's Literature. 1997.

      Tate, Claudia. Domestic Allegories of Political Desire: The Black Heroine's Text at the Turn of the Century. 1993.


      Gordon, Vivan V. Black Women, Feminism and Black Liberation: Which Way? 1987.

      James, Stanlie and Abena P.A. Busia, ed. Theorizing Black Feminisms: The Visionary Pragmatism of Black Women.

      Smith, Valerie. Not Just Race, Not Just Gender: Black Feminist Readings. NY: Routledge, 1997.

      Sudbury, Julia. Other Kinds of Dreams: Black Women's Organizations and the Politics of Transformation. NY: Routledge, 1998.

      Abel, Elizabeth, Barbara Christian, and Helene Moglen, ed. Female Subjects in Black and White: Race, Psychoanalysis, Feminism. 1997.

      Collins, Patricia Hill. Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment. 1990.

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