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When and Where I Enter The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America

Crusade for euality In the process she paints unforgettable portraits of black female leaders such as anti lynching activist Ida B Wells educator and FDR adviser Mary McLeod Bethune and the heroic civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer among others who fought both overt and institutionalized oppression. A very insightful look at the intersection between race and gender called intersectionality Anyone looking at studying feminism needs to look at this ground breaking work on intersectionality

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When and Where I Enter is an elouent testimonial to the profound influence of African American women on race and women's movements throughout American history Drawing on speeches diaries letters and other original documents Paula Giddings powerfully portrays how black women have transcended racist and. Thistaught me alot Like holy shit I never heard of 90% of the women mentioned in this book and this is despite how enormous steps they ve taken the sacrifices they made and battles they fought God

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Sexist attitudes often confronting white feminists and black male leaders alike to initiate social and political reform From the open disregard for the rights of slave women to examples of today's covert racism and sexism in civil rights and women'sorganizations Giddings illuminates the black woman's. The whole book is compelling and illuminating but the chapters on the Moynihan Report and the failure of Shirley Chisolm s presidential campaign and the ERA are worth the price of admission alone


About the Author: Paula J. Giddings

Paula Giddings born 1947 in Yonkers New York is a writer and an African American historian She is the author of When and Where I Enter The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America and In Search of Sisterhood She is a professor of African American Studies at Smith College and has previously taught at Spelman College where she was a United Negro Fund Distinguished Scholar and Douglass



10 thoughts on “When and Where I Enter The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America

  1. says:

    Thistaught me alot Like holy shit I never heard of 90% of the women mentioned in this book and this is despite how enormous steps they've taken the sacrifices they made and battles they fought Goddamn it took me a while to get through it but I am glad I did Black women truly were the backbone the driving force of progress

  2. says:

    When and Where I Enter is a very informative book Another story history doesn't tell in the mainstream Black women weren't just collectively sitting around twittling their thumbs We were doing it even while we raised other p

  3. says:

    This is one of the best books I've ever read So informative and so inspiring This book spans from the 18th Century to the 1980s and

  4. says:

    The whole book is compelling and illuminating but the chapters on the Moynihan Report and the failure of Shirley Chisolm's presidential campaign and the ERA are worth the price of admission alone

  5. says:

    Everything has a historical context It’s important to understand and recognize that fact All of the movements we’re seeing today have a historical context We’ll take the Women’s March for example There was uite a bit of criticism leveled at the Women’s March because of its approach to intersectional fe

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    When and Where I Enter The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America is a informational text which gives insight into the lives of African Americans during the 19th and 20th century Paula Giddings writes about the historical events that shaped the lives of Ida B Wells and Marry Church Terrell When and Where I Enter shed light on different experience these women endured that eventually led to monumental changes in African

  7. says:

    A very insightful look at the intersection between race and gender called intersectionality Anyone looking at studying feminism needs to look at this ground breaking work on intersectionality

  8. says:

    I came to this book from a recent list of must reads given by Ta Nehisi Coates and I'm glad to have been enlightened on the subject From the title I was expecting of a philosophical discussion so I was surprised to encounter basically a straight history of the role of Black women in the struggle for racial and gender euality since the end of the Civil War A good summary occurs at the beginning of the last chapter At the turn of th

  9. says:

    Paula Giddings’ book When and Where I Enter has been accepted and praised by several organizations Black intellectuals and feminists The Women's Review of Books calls Giddings’ work “the best interpretation of black women and r

  10. says:

    In a technological age where we are inundated with self help self analysis and self assessment products it is so much helpful to read a perspective that shows African American women where we fit outside of ourselves That

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