The Afro-American Woman

Struggles and Images
Author: Sharon Harley,Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
Publisher: Black Classic Press
ISBN: 9781574780260
Category: Social Science
Page: 137
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Originally published in 1978, a collection of essays includes historical and black nationalist perspectives on black women during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, highlighting their common experience of racism and sexism. Reprint. Tour. IP.

The Work of the Afro-American Woman

Author: Mrs. N. F. Mossell
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195052657
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 178
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Part intellectual history, part advice book, and part polemic, this collection of original essays and poetry is a defence and celebration of the achievements - moral, material, intellectual, and artistic - of black women in Victorian America. Writing as a Christian, a mother, and a wife, Mrs Mosell held exemplary models of black womanhood before the public eye. A source of instruction and inspiration in its own time, it remains today a valuable document of black American cultural and intellectual history.

The African American Woman Golfer

Her Legacy
Author: M. Mikell Johnson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313349041
Category: Social Science
Page: 199
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"The African American Woman Golfer: Her Legacy" gives a brief historical overview of African American women in golf and examines the sport to uncover all African American women who have been involved in golf over the past 75 years. M. Mikell Johnson shows how these women-who were seemingly far removed from the white, male, privileged world of the country club-broke both color and gender barriers to become golfers. This book traces the history of how African American women got involved in golf. Title VI and Title IX alleviated some of the racial and financial burdens for some young women in high school and college athletics, allowing them to participate in all sports regardless of race, creed, or gender. Women's clubs also provided a stable foundation for female athletes in male-dominated sports. The misinformation, social apathy, financial encumbrances, and, finally, the role of the media in both promoting and preventing black women's opportunities in golf are discussed. "The African American Woman Golfer: Her Legacy" identifies over 300 women and their lives in golf. The author also profiles prominent golfers such as Althea Gibson, who crossed the LPGA color line; Helen Webb Harris, who created the first club for black women golfers; and Ann Gregory, who broke the USGA whites only clause in women's golf.

Recovering the Black Female Body

Self-representations by African American Women
Author: Michael Bennett,Vanessa D. Dickerson
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813528397
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 331
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A collection of essays exploring black female self-representations across all media includes such authors as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker,and Lucille Clifton.

Reconstructing Womanhood

The Emergence of the Afro-American Woman Novelist
Author: Hazel V. Carby
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195060717
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 223
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A cultural history of the work of nineteenth-century black women writers, this volume traces the emergence of the novel as a forum for political and cultural reconstruction, examining the ways in which dominant sexual ideologies influenced the literary conventions of women's fiction, and reassessing the uses of fiction in American culture. Carby revises the history of the period of Jim Crow and Booker T. Washington, depicting a time of intense cultural and political activity by such black women writers as Ida B. Wells, Anna Julia Cooper, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, and Pauline Hopkins.

Mammy Then, Nanny Later

The Image of the African American Woman in Joyce Scott's Nanny Series
Author: Lisa J. Steffen
Publisher: N.A
Page: 174
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Sensual Astrology for the African American Woman

Everything You Need to Know about Your Man Through His Sun Sign
Author: S. R. Covington
Publisher: Urban/Kensington
ISBN: 9781601623218
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 372
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Covering such topics as His Sex Life, First Moves, Turn-ons and Keeping Him Happy, this guide to compatibility reveals what African-American men want and need based on the 12 zodiac sun signs. Original.

Beyond the Black Lady

Sexuality and the New African American Middle Class
Author: Lisa B. Thompson
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252034260
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 183
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Representing the sexuality of black middle class women in contemporary popular culture

Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3959676433
Category: History
Page: 416
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1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920

Author: Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253211767
Category: History
Page: 192
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"Rarely has a short book accomplished so much as Terborg-Penn's seminal work. With the utmost attention to detail Terborg-Penn examines the contributions of black suffragist stalwarts... It undoubtedly will become the definitive work on African American women's involvement in the mainstream woman suffrage movement and specifically on black women's struggle for the vote." --Choice "... this is a well-written overview of a crucial aspect of African American history that would be ideal for the college classroom." --Journal of American History "... not only a major contribution to suffrage history... but also a powerful indictment of white suffrage activists who were able to see beyond the sexism but not the racism of their society." --Journal of Southern History "This groundbreaking volume provides a theoretical and practical framework for new paradigms in African American women's history.... All Black politicians should read and discuss this unique and brilliant book. Many lessons can be learned." --Philadelphia New Observer This comprehensive look at the African American women who fought for the right to vote analyzes the women's own stories and examines why they joined and how they participated in the U.S. women's suffrage movement. Terborg-Penn shows how every political and racial effort to keep African American women disfranchised met with their active resistance until black women finally achieved full citizenship.

Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1453275312
Category: Self-Help
Page: 384
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Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul is a rich collection of stories that truly celebrate the mountaintops and share the valleys of the African American woman's experience; highlighting her moments of strength, as well as her struggles.

African American Women Confront the West, 1600-2000

Author: Quintard Taylor,Shirley Ann Wilson Moore
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806139791
Category: History
Page: 390
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Reconstructs the history of black women’s participation in western settlement “A stellar collection of essays by talented authors who explore fascinating topics.”—Journal of American Ethnic History African American Women Confront the West, 1600–2000 is the first major historical anthology on the topic. The editors argue that African American women in the West played active, though sometimes unacknowledged, roles in shaping the political, ideological, and social currents that have influenced the United States over the past three centuries. Contributors to this volume explore African American women’s life experiences in the West, their influences on the experiences of the region’s diverse peoples, and their legacy in rural and urban communities from Montana to Texas and from California to Kansas. The essayists explore what it has meant to be an African American woman, from the era of Spanish colonial rule in eighteenth-century New Mexico to the black power era of the 1960s and 1970s.

African American Women's Health and Social Issues

Author: Catherine Fisher Collins
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275980825
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 218
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Spotlights major health issues facing African American women and the social ills that affect their longevity.

African American women writers

Author: Brenda Wilkinson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9780471175803
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 176
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Discusses the lives and work of such notable African American women authors as: Phillis Wheatley, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Zora Neale Hurston, Gwendolyn Brooks, Nikki Giovanni, and Terry McMillan.

African American Women During the Civil War

Author: Ella Forbes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113671281X
Category: History
Page: 304
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This study uses an abundance of primary sources to restore African American female participants in the Civil War to history by documenting their presence, contributions and experience. Free and enslaved African American women took part in this process in a variety of ways, including black female charity and benevolence. These women were spies, soldiers, scouts, nurses, cooks, seamstresses, laundresses, recruiters, relief workers, organizers, teachers, activists and survivors. They carried the honor of the race on their shoulders, insisting on their right to be treated as "ladies" and knowing that their conduct was a direct reflection on the African American community as a whole. For too long, black women have been rendered invisible in traditional Civil War history and marginal in African American chronicles. This book addresses this lack by reclaiming and resurrecting the role of African American females, individually and collectively, during the Civil War. It brings their contributions, in the words of a Civil War participant, Susie King Taylor, "in history before the people."

African American Women and Sexuality in the Cinema

Author: Norma Manatu
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786451449
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 245
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The representation of African American women is an important issue in the overall study of how women are portrayed in film, and has received serious attention in recent years. Traditionally, “women of color,” particularly African American women, have been at the margins of studies of women’s on-screen depictions—or excluded altogether. This work focuses exclusively on the sexual objectification of African American women in film from the 1980s to the early 2000s. Critics of the negative sexual imagery have long speculated that control by African American filmmakers would change how African American women are depicted. This work examines sixteen films made by males both white and black to see how the imagery might change with the race of the filmmaker. Four dimensions are given special attention: the diversity of the women’s roles and relationships with men, the sexual attitudes of the African American female characters, their attitudes towards men, and their nonverbal and verbal sexual behaviors. This work also examines the role culture has played in perpetuating the images, how film influences viewers’ perception of African American women and their sexuality, and how the imagery polarizes women by functioning as a regulator of their sexual behaviors based on cultural definitions of the feminine.