A Black Women's History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY)

A Black Women's History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY) by Daina Ramey Berry, Kali Nicole Gross 0807033553 9780807033555
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2021 NAACP Image Award Nominee: Outstanding Literary Work - Non-Fiction

Honorable Mention for the 2021 Organization of American Historians Darlene Clark Hine Award

A vibrant and empowering history that emphasizes the perspectives and stories of African American women to show how they are--and have always been--instrumental in shaping our country

In centering Black womens stories, two award-winning historians seek both to empower African American women and to show their allies that Black womens unique ability to make their own communities while combatting centuries of oppression is an essential component in our continued resistance to systemic racism and sexism. Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross offer an examination and celebration of Black womanhood, beginning with the first African women who arrived in what became the United States to African American women of today.

A Black Womens History of the United States reaches far beyond a single narrative to showcase Black womens lives in all their fraught complexities. Berry and Gross prioritize many voices: enslaved women, freedwomen, religious leaders, artists, queer women, activists, and women who lived outside the law. The result is a starting point for exploring Black womens history and a testament to the beauty, richness, rhythm, tragedy, heartbreak, rage, and enduring love that abounds in the spirit of Black women in communities throughout the nation.      

Author: Daina Ramey Berry, Kali Nicole Gross

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 304

Publisher: Beacon Press

Publication Date: 2020-02-04


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