The History of Black Feminism

Socialism 2016

July 01, 2016

This talk will uncover the history of Black feminists and demonstrate how these women were integrated in international socialist and working class struggles from below. More concretely, the conversation will highlight the role that Black women activists and theoreticians played in shaping and radicalizing social movements throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

Suggested Readings:
"Black feminism and intersectionality," article by Sharon Smith |
"Women, Race, and Class" book by Angela Davis |
"Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist" book by Claudia Jones |
"Lemonade" music video film by Beyoncé |
"A Place of Rage," film by Pratibha Parmar;
"The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975," film by Göran Olsson;
The Combahee River Collective (left-wing organization of Black feminists in the 1970s)

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