Page tree
Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

Putting Voice to Power

At The Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement From Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power, Danielle McGuire

The Rape of Recy Taylor

Recy Taylor, violada y ignorada

Film director of The Rape of Recy Taylor/Crystal Feimster

The Joan Little Case

Hidden Pattern of Rape Helped Stir The Civil Rights Movement

Rosa Parks Rape Essay·



Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs, (aka Linda Brent)

All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women's Studies 

Patricia Bell Scott, Gloria T. Hull and Barbara Smith

Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching, Crystal Feimster

African American Suffrageists

 The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It, edited by David J. Garrow

Sexual Harassment Law Was Shaped by the Battles of Black Women

Our current sexual harassment laws were created on the backs of black women fighting horrific mistreatment.

Before Rosa Parks There Was Claudette Colvin

Drunk History: Claudette Colvin and Rosa Parks

The Rebellious Life of Rosa Parks

Ella Baker & The Black Freedom Movement, Barbara Ransby


Cohambee River Collective (Audre Lorde, Chirlane McCray, First Lady of NYC were members)

The origin and meaning of the term “identity politics”. Essential reading for building authentic, intersectional movements,

“Our politics initially sprang from the shared belief that Black women are inherently valuable, that our liberation is a necessity not as an adjunct to somebody else's may because of our need as human persons for autonomy. This may seem so obvious as to sound simplistic, but it is apparent that no other ostensibly progressive movement has ever considered our specific oppression as a priority or worked seriously for the ending of that oppression.

This focusing upon our own oppression is embodied in the concept of identity politics. We believe that the most profound and potentially most radical politics come directly out of our own identity, as opposed to working to end somebody else's oppression. In the case of Black women this is a particularly repugnant, dangerous, threatening, and therefore revolutionary concept because it is obvious from looking at all the political movements that have preceded us that anyone is more worthy of liberation than ourselves. We reject pedestals, queenhood, and walking ten paces behind. To be recognized as human, levelly human, is enough.”

What Liberals Get Wrong About Identity Politics

Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology, Barbara Smith

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Cohambee River Collective

Democracy Now! Interview Part I (The DNC and Sanders)

Part II (How We Get Free) Creating a synthesized plan of action for liberation

3 Unsung Feminist Civil Rights Leaders

#MeToo founder Tarana Burke

The Origin of Me Too

Fannie Lou Hamer

Strategy and organizing

Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party

Black Women Organizing History

Fannie Lou Hamer, "Until I Am Free, You Are Not Free Either"

Fannie Lou Hamer Runs For Congress

Ella Baker; “Making The Struggle Everyday”

Ella Baker, “The Voice That Says Life is More Sacred Than Property Must Be Heard”

The Ella Baker Center

How We Get Free, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Sister Citizen; Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women in America, Melissa Harris Perry

The Next Civil Rights Movement

Current Black Activists

Civil Rights Movement Veterans

Veterans of Hope

KWL Chart

  • No labels