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Black Women's Manifesto

Auteur Third World Women's Alliance.
Titre Black Women's Manifesto
Année 1997
Series Women's Liberation Movement. An On-line Archival Collection.
Editor Gayle Lynch.
Maisons d'édition Third World Women's Alliance
Place of Publication New York.
Publication Type Book
Location CRRF+Online
Pages 29.
Sujet Racism & Anti-Racism; Documenting Racism; Linking Oppressions; Black Women
CRRF Identifier RA-DR-LO-BR-1879
Last modified 26/07/16
English Abstract

'Black Woman’s Manifesto' is a collaboration of writings from four different authors. Their work deals with identity, self-determination, oppression, socio-economic conditions, 'emancipation', and health issues of black women and the family. Furthermore, apart from the work’s historical content, the authors address black capital and the need to affirm black people’s liberation in American society.

The black woman is demanding a new set of female definitions and a recognition of herself of a citizen, companion and confidant, not a matriarchal villain or a step stoll baby-maker. Role integration advocates the complementary recognition of men and woman, not the competitive recognition of same. (p. 1)

Under slavery, once arriving on American soil, the African social order of Black people was broken down. Tribes were separated and shipped to different plantations. Slaves underwent process of de-socialization and had to adopt a new culture and language. Black men greatly outnumbered Black women. Sociologist E.F. Frazier indicates in his book 'The Negro Family in the U.S'., that this probably led to 'numerous cases of sex relations between Negro slaves and indentured white women.' the 'marriage' rate between Black men and white women became so high that interracial marriages were banned. (p. 7)