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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 109–136.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Nishaun T. Battle Abstract “From Slavery to Jane Crow to Say Her Name” examines the ongoing social movement in the United States by Black women activists and intellectuals from as early as the nineteenth century to present day contemporary movements and campaigns such as Say Her Name, which began...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 205–206.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Zoe Spencer Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 Black women resistance lynching police brutality Black Lives Matter Say Her Name If I were a man They’d be hashtagging my name and calling me a martyr Celebrating my resistance as the ultimate stand Against State power I’d...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... with the countless numbers of other Black women resisters who suffered parallel fates. Together we “say her name.” Not just one name, but all of them. Perhaps this work won’t change a mind. If nothing else, it is our hope that this work has done three important things: (1) provoke discourse about the historical...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 14–31.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Turner was not a beast Or Jezebel, or Sapphire, or Mammy Mary Turner was a woman, a black woman Like a hog, all the parts could be enjoyed It could have been any black many in the county But a woman? A [ black ] woman? Whose black woman? Mary Turner #Say her name, Mary Turner Negress Mary...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 230–237.
Published: 01 March 2018
... was murdered by a white police officer and left to die in the middle of his neighborhood street. I was one of the few women voices on the bill, and Talib Kweli asked me to speak right before him, followed by Common. Sandra Bland. I needed someone to say her name. I needed everyone to remember that black women...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 123–141.
Published: 01 September 2014
... in the present time? Did his being elected president, twice, keep a white man, all white men, from slapping a black lady on an airplane as happened a few weeks ago? Did he keep, and I won't say her name because I will butcher it, but did it keep Ms. Wallis,3 the young girl who was in Beasts ofthe SouthernWild...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): vii–xvii.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and reproductive justice. In "From Slaveryto Jane Crow to Say Her Name: An Intersectional Examination of Black Women and Punishment," Nishaun Battle explores the ongoing movement that has been happening around the country since 2012 exploring the question of whether anyone cares for the lives and experiences...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 290–299.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Movement." TheGuardian,July 19, 2015. httpswww.theguardian.com /world/2015/jul/19/blacklivesmatter-birth-civil-rights-movement (accessed October 19, 2016). DemocracyNow! 2015. "Say Her Name: Families Seek Justice in Overlooked Police Killings of African-American Women." May 20. httpwww.democracynow .org...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 548–558.
Published: 01 December 2020
... outlined in the first section, the lesson plans in #BlackGirlFeminism expand the lens of Black feminist thought to discuss issues as varied as the prison industrial complex and reproductive justice. In “From Slavery to Jane Crow to Say Her Name: An Intersectional Examination of Black Women and Punishment...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 180–203.
Published: 01 April 2023
... to the archive was framed by both women. I still don’t know much more about Tewabech, but I often say her name to myself, to honor her and feel closer to her. I think trying so desperately to fill the absences and silences of my family awakened a curiosity in me for trying to understand the relationship...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 53–64.
Published: 01 March 2001
... written anything in my diary. I have a new friend. Her name is Patricia, but she likes to be called Patsy. I told Ma about her and she keeps saying, "Batzy, Batzy." She is in my Social Studies class. Sometimes we would say hi to each other, but she seemed snobby. She has thick whitish-blond hair. It's...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Sheree Renée Thomas Copyright © 2002 by Wesleyan University Press 2002 FICTION How Sukie Come Free SHEREE RENEE THOMAS She has many names. Aunt Nancy, Sukie Diamond, Diamond Free, but her navel name was Stella or Dinah, depending on who tell the tale. I'm telling this, and on my end...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 40–64.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Name" campaign. "Amandla Stenberg: Don't Cash Crop On My Cornrows" (Hype Hair Magazine 2015) Stenberg, a young Black actress wellknown for her role in TheHungerGames, discusses cultural appropriation. "Crissie Calls 'Racist' on Sarah Silverman's Blackface" (WNYC2015)* Crissie, an internet personality...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 36–40.
Published: 01 March 2002
... back and forth on the battered wooden stool in 38 SEJAL SHAH Angela's kitchen, listening to the whir-and-click of her cooking. I was named after a river in India, and I have never been there. My real name means quiet. Alan says talk, and I do. He says I talk and talk (and I do). But my real name...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 34–39.
Published: 01 September 2004
... after a MISS CARMIN DA AND THE PRINCE 37 scholar of anatomy and brilliant dissector of cadavers who'd lived in Greece in the third century BC. He could have chosen a modern name, of a contemporary scientist, like Miss Carminda racked her brains, she didn't know any names, she'd have to do some research...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 31–35.
Published: 01 March 2014
... they kept shifting about 32 MERIDIANS 12:1 with her mouth stuttering on pauses that didn't make sense to be there. And her constant error trying to say, "Aaa-fii-aah?" Mama decided to remember the woman's name. She was not raised to be lazy with her mouth. Or to call anyone out of their given name. And she...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 317–333.
Published: 01 October 2022
.... However, I thought we might see glimpses of the shadows of a place she once remembered. Now I realize that I’ve waited too long. There is a pit in my stomach that feels like sadness. Instead of the car ride, I will follow a practice started by one of her caregivers, a Ghanaian woman named Abena. She...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 161–162.
Published: 01 September 2005
... [Meridians:feminism,race,transnationalism2005, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 161-162] ©2005 by Smith College. All rights reserved. 161 i know too late grandmother i don't her name her name grandmother say prairie her name or red clay she knew fever hawkhoof children say chant tea love holy mother blind eyes kiss dark way mark...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
... had never heard of Sarah White, never read her name in any newspaper, or seen her face on any television. I had no idea that in 1990 she had led the largest strike of Black workers in Mississippi history. I did not know that she and nearly 1,000 workers—most of them Black women—had taken on Delta...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 244–246.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Road that my family was removed from, and already by the way I inhabited my body, I showed that I didn’t belong there. I was No Name. Now I can walk up to the shop assistant and hand her what I desire and pay for it, go into debt for it, and know that this is mine, this is me. I am not generic...