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Introduction to Black Feminism

This research guide celebrates the accomplishments of Black feminists and their scholarship and work.


Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term "intersectionality" in this essay: “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory, and Antiracist Politics [1989].” In Feminist Legal Theory, 1st ed., 57–80. Routledge, 1991.

Intersectional Feminism

National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. "Smithsonian Learning Lab Resource: Intersectional Feminism." Smithsonian Learning Lab. September 18, 2019. Accessed February 15, 2023.

Black Women Feminists

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Griffin, Ada Gay, and Michelle Parkerson. A Litany for Survival : the Life and Work of Audre Lorde [90 Min]. New York, NY: Third World Newsreel, 1996 [available online]

Lorde, Audre. I Am Your Sister Black Women Organizing Across Sexualities. 1st ed. New York: Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, 1985 [available online]

Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne). Angela Davis--an Autobiography. [1st ed.]. New York: Random House, 1974 [available online]

Walker, Alice, Matteo. Bellinelli, and Edwina. Moore. Alice Walker. San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1992 [available online]


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