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Meridians (2002) 3 (1): 191–200.
Published: 01 September 2002
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Joyce C. Follet Abstract This essay offers a historical overview of African American women’s efforts to gain access to contraception, from the early stirrings of the campaign to legalize birth control in the 1910s to the eve of mass movements for racial equality and women’s rights in the 1960s...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 104–123.
Published: 01 March 2005
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 114–141.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., 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 Union...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 212–237.
Published: 01 March 2013
... and a discursive condition, that is, as what Foucault calls a biopolitics, these texts represent a feminist cultural activism that challenges the hegemonic forms of neoliberalism and transnational market relations. Despite their apparent focus on African-American women's bodies and their exploitation...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 250–270.
Published: 01 October 2020
... 2020 Smith College 2020 African American women resistance court racial paternalism Lady Sambo “Mary C. Pryor and her husband were simple-minded colored people,” Justice Shepard declared in Pryor v. McIntire (1896). On January 6, 1896, from his office in Washington, DC’s Court...
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Meridians (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...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 255–278.
Published: 01 December 2020
... African American women to dramatize the tragedy facing the residents of New Orleans as they battled the aftermath of the hurricane with little assistance from official authorities. (Harris-Lacewell forthcoming, 3) But Blige’s performance of this song in this context at this moment in time opens up...
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Meridians (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 (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...
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Meridians (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...
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Meridians (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 (2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
...: A 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...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 71–87.
Published: 01 September 2016
... contributions in contemporary theoretical debates in African Diaspora and Latin American Studies underscores the need to deemphasize the United States and English-speaking experiences in our discussions of global Black intellectual traditions, while simultaneously foregrounding black women's contributions...
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Meridians (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 (2020) 19 (2): 271–277.
Published: 01 October 2020
...-educated and highly respected middle-class African American women, was actively engaged in a variety of political agendas and social reform efforts locally and nationally. Situating discrimination of African Americans across the United States into the larger context of ongoing global European and American...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 340–362.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Organization in 1986, Asians and Pacific Islanders for Reproductive Health (now known as Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice) in 1989, and the Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center in 1988 (Silliman et al. 2004 ). Loretta Ross has shown how African American women were actively...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 22–50.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to Be” In stretching the bounds of whiteness in the United States to accommodate their own definition and understanding of it, Dominican women’s hair culture stands in sharp contrast to African American hair culture. When Chucha notes that the job of the Dominican hair stylist is to “adopt White products to our hair...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 82–96.
Published: 01 September 2018
... filed with the American Civil Liberties Union by Malaika Singleton, an African American woman with dreadlocks. The agency resolved to retrain employees on antidiscrimination policy and practices. See Julia Craven, “TSA Says It Will Stop Touching So Many Black Women’s Hair,” Huffington Post, April 3...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2018
... . Mullings Leith . 2000 . “ African-American Women Making Themselves: Notes on the Role of Black Feminist Research .” Souls 2 , no. 4 : 18 – 29 . Nagar Richa . 2014 . Muddying the Waters: Coauthoring Feminisms across Scholarship and Activism . Urbana : University of Illinois Press...