Women, Race and Class
A History of Black Feminism

Socialism 2014

June 26, 2014

The widely accepted narrative of the modern feminist movement is that it initially involved white women beginning in the late 1960s and early 1970s, who were later joined by women of color following in their footsteps. But decades before the rise of the modern women’s liberation movement, Black women were organizing against their systematic rape at the hands of white racist men. And in the 1960s, Black women and other women of color began organizing against their oppression as early as white women, forming a multitude of organizations. This session gives an overview of the history and politics of Black Feminism in the United States.

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