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Black women taught us : an intimate history of Black feminism / Jenn M. Jackson, PhD.

Jackson, Jenn M., (author.).

"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.

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  • ISBN: 9780593243336
  • ISBN: 0593243331
  • Physical Description: xxii, 342 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2024]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
IIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Subject: African American women political activists > History.
African American feminists > History.
African American women > Political activity > History.
African American women > Social conditions.
African Americans > Social conditions.
African Americans > Civil rights > History.
United States > Race relations > History.
Jackson, Jenn M.

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Allentown Public Library 305.48896 JACK (Text) 34455007067537 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Bethlehem Main Library 305.488 (Text) 33062009831687 New Adult Nonfiction Checked Out 03/19/2024

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