21 Nov: Boston Seminar on African American History - Mary Church Terrell’s Intersectional Black Feminism

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Mary Church Terrell’s Intersectional Black Feminism

 

Author: Alison M. Parker, University of Delaware

Comment: Kerri Greenidge, Tufts University

 

Thursday 21 November
5:15 PM

Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215

 

Civil rights activist Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954) highlighted the intersections of race and sex in black women’s lives. This paper focuses on Terrell’s critiques of the suffrage movement, the social purity movement, and the postbellum white nostalgia for “Black Mammies.” Terrell asserted black women’s right to be full citizens, to vote, and to be treated without violence and with respect.

 

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