Precursor to Women of Color Feminism: The International Council of Women of the Darker Races of the World and Their Internationalist Orientation
Sheilena M. Downey is a mother of one and a first-generation college student attending Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, on a full academic scholarship. Prior to transferring to Smith, she attended Massasoit Community College in her hometown of Brockton, Massachusetts, where she was awarded all of the school’s highest honors, including the Green Key Society, TRIO Presidential Scholarship, and Honor Garden Scholarship. Her work, “Boys and Their Toys,” was published in volume 2 of The Lantern. In 2016, she was recognized by the South Shore Leadership Conference and acknowledged with the Excellence in Civic Engagement Award. Despite her love for creative writing, she has directed her studies toward race and citizenship in the United States and completed her bachelor of arts in May 2020 with a focus on U.S. history.
Sheilena M. Downey; Precursor to Women of Color Feminism: The International Council of Women of the Darker Races of the World and Their Internationalist Orientation. Meridians 1 October 2020; 19 (2): 271–277. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15366936-8308374
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