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African American Women and the Vote, 1837-1965 by
Call Number: JK1924 .A47 1997
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
Written by leading scholars of African American and women's history, the essays in this volume seek to reconceptualize the political history of black women in the United States by placing them "at the center of our thinking." The book explores how slavery, racial discrimination, and gender shaped the goals that African American women set for themselves, their families, and their race and looks at the political tools at their disposal.
Bi Lives by
Call Number: HQ74 .B54 1999
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
A collection of 18 in-depth interviews with a wide range of bisexual women of different races, ages, and economic classes involved in a very wide variety of lifestyles.
Enslaved Women in America by
Call Number: E443 .W47 2015
Publication Date: 2014-12-05
More than a century after Emancipation, no comprehensive overview of the history of the female American slave exists. In this book, historian Emily West offers the first comprehensive overview of the lives of enslaved women in America by placing their stories within the broader context of slavery in this country from the colonial era through to the end of the Civil War.
Holding On by
Publication Date: 2016-06-01
In Holding On;anthropologist Alyson O'Daniel analyzes the abstract debates about health policy for the sickest and most vulnerable Americans as well as the services designated to help them by taking readers into the daily lives of poor African American women living with HIV at the advent of the 2006 Treatment Modernization Act. At a time when social support resources were in decline and publicly funded HIV/AIDS care programs were being re-prioritized, women's daily struggles with chronic poverty, drug addiction, mental health, and neighborhood violence influenced women's lives in sometimes unexpected ways.
Invisible Families by
Publication Date: 2011-10-17
Mignon R. Moore brings to light the family life of a group that has been largely invisible--gay women of color--in a book that challenges long-standing ideas about racial identity, family formation, and motherhood. Drawing from interviews and surveys of one hundred black gay women in New York City, Invisible Families explores the ways that race and class have influenced how these women understand their sexual orientation, find partners, and form families.
Liberated Threads by
Publication Date: 2015-09-14
From the civil rights and Black Power era of the 1960s through antiapartheid activism in the 1980s and beyond, black women have used their clothing, hair, and style not simply as a fashion statement but as a powerful tool of resistance.
Lives of Lesbian Elders by
Publication Date: 2004-12-27
The untold history of lesbian life from those who have lived it! Lives of Lesbian Elders: Looking Back, Looking Forward illuminates the hopes, fears, issues, and concerns of gay women as they grow older. Based on interviews with 62 lesbians ranging in age from 55 to 95, this very special book provides a historical account of the shared experiences of the lesbian community that is so often invisible or ignored in contemporary society.
Six Women's Slave Narratives by
Call Number: E444 .S59 1988
Publication Date: 1988-04-14
What shines through each of these stories is the black woman's ability to recover in past oppression the hope for a better day.
Trauma, Stress, and Resilience among Sexual Minority Women by
Publication Date: 2012-12-06
Trauma, Stress, and Resilience Among Sexual Minority Women: Rising Like the Phoenix is the first resource to examine trauma, violence, and stress as experienced by lesbian and bisexual women. You'll gain a better understanding of the stressors that these women experience, including the cultural/social trauma of living with homophobia and heterosexism as well as the individual traumas of verbal, physical, and sexual abuse. This book contains never-before-seen data that investigates the prevalence, impact, and meaning of traumatic experiences in the lives of sexual minority women.
Underserved Women of Color, Voice, and Resistance: Claiming a Seat at the Table by
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Contemporary research on the lives and experiences of women of color tends to neglect the influence of women's perceived access to voice as they manage tensions related to race, class, and gender. Underserved Women of Color, Voice, and Resistance: Claiming a Seat at the Table contributes to current dialogues that construct Black Feminist Theory as active, critical engagement within dominant American institutions that oppress women of color in their daily lives.
Unequal Sisters: A multicultural reader in U.S. women's history by
Call Number: HQ1410 .U54 1990
Publication Date: 1990-05-01
A collection of essays exploring subjects pertaining to women's history, this book considers issues such as waged work, family life, political activism, community building and sexual difference from a multi-cultural perspective.
Alec Perkins from Hoboken, USA / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)
In October, 1998, forty-five year old Benjy Nelson - former high school athlete and United States Air Force airman - had a sex-change operation.
Amá tells an important and untold story: the abuses committed against Native American women by the US Government during the 1960s and 70s. The women were removed from their families and sent to boarding schools. They were subjected to forced relocation away from their traditional lands and, perhaps worst of all, they were subjected to involuntary sterilization. The result of nine years painstaking and sensitive work by filmmaker Lorna Tucker, the film features the testimony of many Native Americans, including three remarkable women who tell their stories - Jean Whitehorse, Yvonne Swan and Charon Aseytoyer - as well as a revealing and rare interview with Dr. Reimart Ravenholt whose population control ideas were the framework for some of the government policies directed at Native American women.
Anne Braden: Southern Patriot
Anne Braden: Southern Patriot provides a moving, in-depth biography of an organizer and journalist who for a remarkable 60 years participated in the most significant movements for racial and economic justice in this country’s most conservative region - the South. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. praised her steadfast activism in support of civil rights and civil liberties, but she was threatened, attacked, indicted and labeled a 'Communist agitator' and 'race traitor' by white supremacists.
Daughters of the New Republic
Today, Harriet Tubman is an icon for the struggle for freedom in the United States. Her story might have been lost to history except for one woman, Sarah Bradford, who agreed to write her friend's biography. But who was she? Why did she say, "Yes," when others called her plan to make a heroine of a black woman and slave a "quixotic attempt," doomed to failure from the start. Working together, these two indomitable women, one born a slave and a hero of the Civil War, the other born into a privileged New York family, gave voice to their shared vision of the New Republic. Little has been known of the remarkable Sarah Bradford. Until now
A Dream Deferred
A Dream Deferred shows that while millions pursued the American Dream in the late 19th century, women of all ethnic minorities encountered special obstacles in their paths
Look Us In the Eye
This spirited award-winning documentary introduces us to Cynthia Rich, Janice Keaffaber, and Mannie Garza, the founders of the Old Women's Project, an activist organization that challenges ageism while supporting issues of social justice.
Ann Krsul and Leslie Sullivan want to be mothers - together. They complement one another perfectly: Ann's analytical and worrying nature balanced by Leslie's more instinctive and soothing demeanor. Together, they discover the process of creating a family
Out in Suburbia
This remarkably honest and revealing documentary shatters the stereotypes held by many people unfamiliar with the gay community. Eleven women discuss with heartwarming frankness their lives in local neighborhoods, covering a wide range of issues including marriage, motherhood, discrimination, stereotypes and female roles.
Rosa Parks: The Path to Freedom
It has been only forty years since the fateful day that Mrs. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus, yet the chain of events that she set in motion has changed the world forever.
Somebody's Daughter Theatre
Somebody's Daughter Theatre is a unique company with a 24 year history working with women in prison and after they have been released and also with disadvantaged young people. The video provides a unique insight both in their work inside women's prisons and with particularly marginalized teenagers on the outside.
Shows group of women on porch and seated on steps of "Faith Home", a Baptist run charity house giving home to destitute and feeble female former slaves.
Joanna P. Moore, or unnamed photographer in her employ. / Public domain