Research Paper on Black Feminists

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Research Paper: Black Feminist Movement

Different movements went on through segregation days where blacks and whites were separated. Some movements led to another. Such movements became very popular, and were moving fast towards freedom. However, some movements were not taking as serious as others. Such movements like the Black Feminist Movement, was not looked at as a major aspect to their black nation. Many had fail to realize that even women have strong voices to be heard in social, political, and economical parts of the nation.

Black women such as Maria Stewart, and Sojourner Truth came to set a stand towards this movement with the first of anti-slavery. They were among the few who supported ad spoken publicly upon that situation, as well as their rights as females. Although they did not refer themselves as feminist, black women saw themselves through beliefs of being the anti-racism and anti-sexism movement. This inspired many black women from the nineteenth century to define and keep the faith strong for black feminism. Written by Sherri L. Barnes she spoke on how such a movement, in both the nineteenth and twentieth century, about the struggle black women who went out to set a voice, and show their demand or equality in the social, economical, and political side of the fence.( Black American Feminisms, A Multidisciplinary Bibliography Compiled by Sherri L. Barnes) For black feminists it was a fight based on black women’s living experiences, the commitment for those who were against race and gender, to show about their own voice, stability, and action in their nation. All following with the differences between class, age, and sexual orientation in the black women society.

Erzulie Danto spoke on how black feminism was not really used until there was a movement in 1970 from the contemporary black women. ( It was used to describe their independence and courage to implement...
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