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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 39. African American child and woman picking cotton in the South, pre-1951. Photo by John Vachon. Look Magazine Photograph Collection, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. Figure 39. African American child and woman picking cotton in the South, pre-1951. Photo by More
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 49. African American woman and child at entrance to Planned Parenthood clinic, Chicago, 1960. Planned Parenthood Federation of America Records (PPFA II), SSC. Figure 49. African American woman and child at entrance to Planned Parenthood clinic, Chicago, 1960. Planned Parenthood More
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Meridians (1 September 2002) 3 (1): 191–200.
Published: 01 September 2002
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Meridians (1 December 2016) 15 (1): 218–242.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Bonnie J. Williams-Farrier Abstract Code-switching and code-meshing pedagogies, though they are two vastly different approaches, do not consider that some features of African American Verbal Tradition (AVT) are and/or have become rhetorically effective mainstream communication structures in...
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Meridians (1 March 2018) 16 (2): 333–342.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Cheryl L. Woods-Giscombé Abstract The Superwoman Schema conceptual framework was developed to support the comprehensive assessment and understanding of stress and biopsychosocial factors that influence African America women’s health and health disparities. The present essay presents the factors...
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Meridians (1 March 2005) 5 (2): 104–123.
Published: 01 March 2005
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Figure 39. African American child and woman picking cotton in the South, pre-1951. Photo by John Vachon. Look Magazine Photograph Collection, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. Figure 39. African American child and woman picking cotton in the South, pre-1951. Photo by...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 16 (1): 114–141.
Published: 01 September 2018
... encounter, in 1972, between a young Muslim girl in socialist Bulgaria and African American feminist Angela Davis. This encounter is linked to postsocialist Romani feminisms explicitly rooted in African American women's epistemologies of intersectionality to confront racism and anti-Gypsyism in the European...
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Meridians (1 March 2014) 12 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2014
... know Clifton's work well also note key elements of her poetic voice in which she honors the everyday mysticism of African American experience, a firm claim to agency and creativity in the face of terror, and an insistence on telling the truths of history—the joyful truths as well as the hidden and...
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Meridians (1 March 2013) 11 (2): 212–237.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Sheila Lloyd Abstract This essay examines three African-American feminist texts—Elizabeth Alexander's “The Venus Hottentot,” Barbara Chase-Riboud's Hottentot Venus , and Suzan-Lori Parks's Venus . In their nuanced critiques of the sovereign power of neoliberalism as both a sociopolitical and a...
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Meridians (1 March 2017) 15 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 March 2017
... which various audiences—African American, white American, white Latin American, and Afro-Caribbean—translated her performances of blackness. Cosme’s success stemmed from her ability to construct a nuanced representation of blackness within both Cuban and Afro-diasporic perspective. Copyright © 2017...
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Meridians (1 March 2014) 12 (1): 58–87.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Sam Vásquez Abstract Despite striking similarities in their work and increased attention to the transnational Americas, there are few detailed comparisons between writers such as Toni Morrison (the most lauded African American female author of the twentieth century), and Jamaica Kincaid (the most...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Journey along the Atlantic Slave Route (2007) and her essay “Venus in Two Acts” (2008). These are arguably two of the most influential works of scholarship in African American feminist studies of the past decade. Hartman’s attempt to use the archive to rescue those lost within, particularly girls and...
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Meridians (1 March 2017) 15 (2): 491–506.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Daphne Lamothe Abstract In The Fisher King , Paule Marshall depicts urban spatial and social relations that resonate with the psychic and social ruptures of the African Diaspora. The novel’s central characters comprise a blended family with Southern African American and Caribbean roots. They reckon...
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Meridians (1 September 2014) 12 (2): 50–77.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Janell Hobson Abstract This essay explores representations of Harriet Tubman in African American art and contemporary popular culture. From art to children's literature to Hollywood films to public memorials, these works flatten the historical while hyperbolizing the fantastical elements of Tubman...
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Meridians (1 March 2008) 8 (2): 126–165.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Frances M. Beal; Loretta J. Ross Abstract In this oral history, Frances M. Beal describes her unique childhood as the daughter of parents of refugee Jewish, African American, and Native American descent. The interview focuses on her activism in the United States and in France, including founding...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant Abstract In the opening decades of the twentieth century, Lucy Diggs Slowe charted new territory as the first African American dean of women. Serving in this administrative role for fifteen years at her alma mater, Howard University, Slowe introduced and shaped an...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
... heterosexual nuclear family model that is informed by feminist ideology and takes shape in a twenty-first-century material reality transformed by feminism. Second to this, and in the context of her relationship with her famous African American mother, Walker characterizes the biological (black feminist) mother...
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Meridians (1 September 2009) 9 (1): 114–139.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Erica L. Johnson Abstract In this article I argue that Cliff's portrait of the nineteenth-century African American abolitionist, entrepreneur, and civil rights activist Mary Ellen Pleasant participates in a genre of subaltern historiography that I term “ghostwriting.” Cliff was inspired to write...
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Meridians (1 September 2009) 9 (1): 62–82.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Naurice Frank Woods, Jr. Abstract Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. 1843–after 1909) was America's first professional sculptor of African and Native American descent. She staked a claim at the highest level of neoclassical art. This usually meant competing against men who vehemently opposed women competing...