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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Tracey Jean Boisseau Abstract This essay offers a close reading of Anne Moody’s widely read but under-theorized memoir of the civil rights movement, Coming of Age in Mississippi (1968). This essay’s focus mirrors a main focus in Moody’s narrative: her relationship with her mother. Much of the body...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 427–452.
Published: 01 October 2020
... freedom dreams, and black freedom strategies. By analyzing the movement’s explicit refusal to be likened to civil rights movement organizations as a concurrent attack against intraracial sexism, heterosexism, and transphobia, the article insists that BLM deprivileges heteronormativity to show that black...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 286–294.
Published: 01 March 2018
... characteristics of these women embodies a similar commitment to community and human rights as the nineteenth century, Black Women’s Club movement (Gilkes, 2001), as well as, the nineteen sixties Civil Rights (Abdullah, 2007), and Black Power (Hill-Collins, 2006) movements. When HIV/AIDS emerged, it was yet...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 53–73.
Published: 01 September 2008
... 1995), as these third-wave anthologies suggest. Post-civil rights women of color and white women learned that the universalization of women was an inadequate approach to the feminist movement. "Woman," as we learned and often experienced, did not fit the history of oppression that women of color...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 163–197.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of organizing: direct service, civil rights, community organizing, and philanthropy. The interview offers a general outline of Saika's path as a postwar progressive who embraces her generation's challenge to build an ethnic movement that affirms Asian American identity and rights while it also advances a broad...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 155–191.
Published: 01 March 2001
... and Smith 1983). However, we know little about the formal organizations resulting from the rise in Black feminist consciousness. Politics in the Cracks Black feminists' voices and visions fell between the cracks of the civil rights and women's movements, so they created formal organizations to speak...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 102–116.
Published: 01 March 2007
... that were more obscure to us prior to our experience of working in the civil rights movement. The civil rights movement illuminated and aligned the gendered hierarchies that were everywhere in society; we would not have seen with the same lucidity, the same clarity had we not been involved for years deeply...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 204–232.
Published: 01 September 2015
... that institutionalized black feminism came of age, Chisholm interwove antiwar, civil rights, women's, and poor people's movement issues into her political priorities. However, unlike other black feminists, Chisholm sought transformation from within the heart of the Democratic Party and Capitol Hill politics...
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Published: 01 April 2019
as for birth control. In 1946, the YWCA’s national board adopted an Interracial Charter that called on its three million members to promote racial integration within the organization and in the larger society. YWCA student groups were significant sites for developing leaders for civil rights and women’s More
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 123–141.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Hamer was the absolute pivot point of the Southern Civil Rights movement, of the entire Civil Rights movement. One of the reasons I hold her memory and legacy so dear is because I got to meet her in the mid-196os when I had just graduated high school in Cleveland, Ohio, and I was very involved...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... One of the paradigm-changers of our time is Blanche Wiesen Cook, biographer of Eleanor Roosevelt, and a groundbreaking historian and social-justice activist who has had a considerable impact on the contemporary peace, LGBT,criminal justice, and civil rights movements. Her achievements were recognized...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2007
... male-dominated spaces. That challenge was evident during the U.S.-based Black Nationalist/ Civil Rights movement of the 1960s when Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture), infamously remarked that the only position for women in SNCC was "prone." Carmichael, leader ofSNCC (the Student Non-Violent Coordinating...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 1–2.
Published: 01 March 2003
... with the world, about the relationship between their everydaylives and the state of the world. When, long ago, she stood up in support of the Palestinians, she was banished from many circles. But she was unswerving, as always. Whether it was the Civil Rights movement, the Gulf War, the war on Afghanistan...
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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 (2016) 15 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 December 2016
... civil rights organizations"-a model that is no accident, but rather one that was Meridians:feminisrma,cet,ransnationalism15, no. r (2016): 86-ro4. Copyright© 2016 Smith College. doi: ro.2979/meridians.15.r.06 86 adopted by design (Harris 2015, 37). The new movement has a broad and powerful base. Core...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 September 2018
... in a distinctly Black context and idiom. When the Webster Fabio family settled in California in the late 1950s, Cheryl Fabio (personal communication) writes, “They came to the Bay Area not just for a better life but prepared to face the racism of the untamed West.” The civil rights movement was in full swing...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 124–140.
Published: 01 March 2010
... today, however, that if my Jewish peers did not empathize with the plight ofblacks, their older sisters, brothers, and parents did. Whereas Jews made up only three to four percent of the population, Jewish support for civil rights was massive. For instance, when the southern civil rights movement called...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 October 2020
... that the Black Lives Matter movement pursues a much more radical Black liberation project than the agenda of the civil rights movement preferred by Black middle-class and other elites who have become instruments “to enact, enforce, and reinforce an economic order that . . . cement[s] black inequality” (430...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 86–95.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., more compatible group, Students for a Democratic Society. She recalled: "Our hearts were now fully committed to SNCCactivities and SDSorganizing" (Cook 2009a; 2009b). Along with this new activism and these new commitments came a growing beliefin pacifism. The civil rights movement, after all...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 46–55.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Davis, and many more who have been pioneers of and inspiration for what is known as Black Feminism in the United States. This feminist line of thought and political action came into prominence by pointing out the racism in white feminism and the lack of gender awareness in the Civil Rights movement...