Wednesday, February 27, 2008

(My First) Meme: Women of Color Feminists in their own Right

I am asking that each of my readers point to one or more books, articles, poems, and/or key female figures of color who have discussed feminism from 1492 to the present. Please choose: one historical figure, one from 1960-70, and one from the present from the U.S. Please also choose at least one from outside of Euro-America. Please include a trackback to this post so we can all see your answers or post a comment with your answers here.

Historical Figure: Juana La Virreina. Insurgent Maroon Radical Woman of Color [See Jane Landers, "Maroon Women in Spanish America" in David Gaspar Barry and Darlene Clark Hine, eds. Beyond Bondage: Free Women of Color in the Americas (2004)]

1960-970: Ella Baker: Uplifting Radical Woman of Color

Present Day: Melissa Harris-Lacewell: Gangsta Radical Woman of Color

Do I need to conclude this with the obvious--that these are almost arbitrary choices because the list in each period is too numerous to count? That Michele Martin, Darlene Clark Hine, Elsa Barkley Brown, Rhodessa Jones, Stephanie Camp, Jennifer Morgan, Septima Clark, Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Rafia Zafar, Carla Peterson, Maryse Conde, Anne Pepin, Anne Rossignol, Toni Morrison, Amina Wadud, Michelle Obama, and my mother are just a few of the many names I could mention? And that is just right here, in five minutes, off the top of my head?

Nah. Didn't think so....

(Thanks for the meme PBW! Glad it was my first. :)

1 comment:

prof black woman said...

"my mom" that's great! :D

please give us a link to this in the comments sections of my blog so others can read it.