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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Zoe Spencer; Olivia N. Perlow Abstract This work develops and conceptualizes a new theory, Post Traumatic Slave Master Syndrome, that is utilized to critically correlate historic patterns of lynching Black women to contemporary violent state (actor) responses to Black women’s resistance...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 69–86.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Paula J. Giddings Abstract In 1930, Ida B. Wells-Barnett was surprised and disappointed to find that, despite her pioneering role as an anti-lynching activist and a founder of the NAACP, her name was not included in a contemporary Black history text by Carter G. Woodson, the “Father of Negro...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 300–305.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Pasadena on August 29 th 2015. In a move designed to attack the Black Lives Matter Movement and to disrupt their work in Pasadena, Jasmine was arrested and charged with "felony lynching” a California law against taking a person out of police custody which carries a sentence of up to 4 years in prison...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2001
... autobiography, her place in history was hardly assured. In addition to leading the nation's first anti-lynching campaign, Wells-Barnett co-founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and organized a black settlement house in Chicago, the Negro Fellowship League. She...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 April 2020
.... 2014 . Fighting Chance: The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Equal Justice Initiative . 2015 . Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror . Equal Justice Initiative , Montgomery, Alabama . eji.org/wp...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 436–454.
Published: 01 October 2022
... from the Trading Post. All of this in the backdrop of a predominantly White environment. Home: depot trading trader post . The way in which I edited video footage of Newsome removing the flag mimics the embossed aesthetic of a coin. By positioning her as triumphant over Washington’s lynching...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 14–31.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., unnamed, unclaimed It could have been any black man in the county Chime Riley tried to flee He knew that they were coming Lynched instead of leaving Hidden in the river White men with guns Weighed down their dirty work, their guilt, their dark pleasure, their violence Weighed down his body...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 56–57.
Published: 01 September 2005
... not begged God a familiar have you not sent words dancing sung songs spontaneous then forgot that sister's hands begging fire not for your own salvation not for songs spontaneous used look the moon look look here I. Mary Turner of Brooks County, Georgia, was eight months pregnant when she was lynched...
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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 (2022) 21 (2): 512–537.
Published: 01 October 2022
...-four-year-old son, Danye Jones, was found hanging from a tree in her backyard in Ferguson, Missouri. While his death was later ruled a suicide, Mckinnies and others maintain that her son was lynched. Six years earlier, in Detroit, Adaisha Miller, McNair’s twenty-four-year-old daughter, was killed...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of Birth Control Politics in America . Chicago : University of Illinois Press . Gore Dayo F. 2005 . “ ‘The Law Again. The Precious Law’: Black Women Radicals and the Fight to End Legal Lynching, 1949–1955 .” In Crime and Punishment: Perspectives from the Humanities; Studies in Law, Politics...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 204–232.
Published: 01 September 2015
... 2, folder 52. . ,978b. "The Contemporary Black Women." Chisholm Papers, box t, folder 39. .1984a. "The Viability of Black Women in Politics." Chisholm Papers, box 1, folder 29. 1984b. "The Political Mind: We Will Rise to the Occasion." Spelman Messenger IOL I. . 2000. Interview with Shola Lynch...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 3. Journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862–1931) led the campaign against lynching. She exposed the stereotype of black men as rapists to be a racist myth that concealed whites’ fears of free blacks’ economic and political success, denied the reality of consensual relationships between white More
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 151–173.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., however, in which sexuality is still central, the lynching of Blacks has embodied the trope. The visual spectacle of lynching to maintain control over the Black population had a public dimension, whereas the rape of Black women remained a private suffering. The inability of Black men to protect Black...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 286–294.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., and power on behalf of African American communities. Collective Identity Collectivism has long been the route to freedom for persons of African ancestry, as can be seen in the abolitionist, anti-lynching, voting rights, and Black Power movements, among others (Hill Collins 1990; Gilkes 2001). The Black...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 41. Group at YWCA Student Conference, Waveland, Mississippi, 1931. Beginning in the early twentieth century, the YWCA took up “colored work,” working initially through segregated associations. In the 1930s the organization took positions against lynching and the poll tax as well More
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 153–155.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to justify lynching. The murders of young black men like Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, and the improper presumption of their criminality by their attackers, recalls and perpetuates this Jong history and understandably animates black politics. But because so much of black politics has been focused...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): v–ix.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., the nostalgia of home made unreturnable, the distinctively American form of terrorism called lynching-a trope for not only singular violence but community lessons to be learned-and the memories that attempt to reconstitute connections to indigenous earth and cultures in a world that has been scattered...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 230–237.
Published: 01 March 2018
... know how to elevate use our bodies to tell a story of middle passage. of survival of lynchings you have always loved our bodies under your control. don't you touch me. don't you take me down. murderers. don't you touch my body. don't touch my music. don't touch my patience. don't touch my car door...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 September 2018
...) Webster Fabio heard echoes of American racism, lynch law, and the legacy of slavery in her encounter with the aftereffects of German fascism and anti-Semitism. 14 Cheryl Fabio (personal communication) writes, “My mom used to go to cemeteries and read the tombstones wherever she traveled, especially...
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