Anti-Racism Resource Guide: Black Feminism / Womanism

Top Marble Picks:

  • Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism (Bell Hooks, Book)
  • The Revolutionary Practice of Black Feminisms (NMAAH, Article)
  • The Color Purple (Alice Walker, Book)
  • Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Audre Lorde, Book)

Articles

Misogynoir: Where Racism and Sexism Meet
Anyangwe, Eliza
2015, The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/oct/05/what-is-misogynoir

#BlackWomenAtWork Shows Why Some Women Identify as Womanists not Feminists
Quarshie, Mabinty
2017, USA Today
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/03/30/black-women-womanism-feminism/99514484/

*The Many Lives of Pauli Murray
Schulz, Kathryn
2017

Black Feminism Introductory Research Guide
Muhammad, A.J.
2018, New York Public Library: Schomburg Center
https://www.nypl.org/blog/2018/06/29/black-feminism-introductory-research-guide

Research Confirms that Black Girls Feel the Sting of Adultification Bias Identified in Earlier Georgetown Law Study
Epstein, Rebecca, et al
2019, Georgetown Law Study
https://www.law.georgetown.edu/news/research-confirms-that-black-girls-feel-the-sting-of-adultification-bias-identified-in-earlier-georgetown-law-study/

The Revolutionary Practice of Black Feminisms
Peterson, Max
2019, National Museum of African American History & Culture
https://nmaahc.si.edu/explore/stories/collection/revolutionary-practice-black-feminisms

How Alice Walker Created Womanism-The Movement that Meets Black Women Where Feminism Misses the Mark
Rahatt, Camille
2020, Blavity
https://blavity.com/blavity-original/how-alice-walker-created-womanism-the-movement-that-meets-black-women-where-feminism-misses-the-mark

Books

Their Eyes were Watching God
Hurston, Zora Neale
1937

for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
Shange, Ntozake
1975

Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism
Hooks, Bell
1981

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color
Moraga, Cherríe, Gloria Anzaldúa, et al
1981

All the Women are White, All the Blacks are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave
Scott, Patricia Bell, & Barbara Smith
1982

The Color Purple
Walker, Alice
1982

*In Search of Our Mother's Gardens
Walker, Alice
1983

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
Lorde, Audre
1984

Black Pearls: Blues Queens and the 1920's
Harrison, Daphne
1988

*Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday
Davis, Angela Y.
1999

Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery
Hooks, Bell
1999

At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Restistance--A New History of The Civil Rights movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power
McGuire, Danielle L.
2011

How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective
Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta
2017

*A Black Women's History of the United States
Berry, Daina Ramey
2020

Videos

*Daughters of the Dust
Dash, Julie
1991

*For Colored Girls
Shange, Ntozake, Tyler Perry
2010, Netflix

Journey to Liberation: The Legacy of Womanist Theology
Cannon, Katie G., Anika Gibbons
2014, YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjhtUGqFCWg

What is: Womanism
Blaque, Kat
2019, YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWgOpOkSCOI

*Highly Recommended