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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 274–277.
Published: 01 March 2002
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 22. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875–1955), president of the National Council of Negro Women from 1935 to 1949, undated. Dexter Photo Service, Daytona Beach, FL. Frances Bemis Papers, SSC. Figure 22. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875–1955), president of the National Council of Negro Women from 1935 More
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 164–188.
Published: 01 March 2016
... images of women from the global south. It also examines the figure of the pan-Arab feminist Huda Shaarawi, who in 1919 organized the largest women's anti-British demonstration, and became in 1935 the vice president of the International Alliance of Women for Suffrage and Equal Citizenship, and in 1945...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 October 2020
.... The reflective essay considers how housing and homeownership were positioned as key to the promises of the American dream, while also revealing the limits of such ideals as tied to U.S. empire building on and off the island. The author analyzes her grandmother’s role as the president of her public housing tenant...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 123–141.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to the struggles of today, including issues of violence, mass incarcerations, and the election of the first black president of the United States. Copyright © 2014 by Smith College 2014 ...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 204–232.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Anastasia Curwood Abstract Shirley Chisholm (1924–2005) conducted a long political career in the service of black feminist ideas. Her 1972 run for President is the most famous of her efforts, but she also served fourteen years in Congress (1969–1983), serving Brooklyn, New York. As a holder...
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Published: 01 October 2020
Figure 7. Asociación de Inquilinos Hispanos, General Grant Houses, Merit Certificate awarded to Calixta Rosa (former president) by Secretary Conchita Varado and President Delia Ortiz. Date unknown. Author’s personal collection. Figure 7. Asociación de Inquilinos Hispanos, General Grant Houses More
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Published: 01 April 2019
director of the YWCA Office of Racial Justice in 1965. From 1958 to 1990 she served simultaneously as president of the National Council of Negro Women. YWCA of the U.S.A. Records, SSC. Figure 44. Dorothy Height, circa 1950. In the 1930s Height (1912–2010) worked for the Harlem Branch of the YWCA More
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 376–381.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Mugabe politics On November 21, 2017, after thirty-seven years in power, Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe. Mugabe had been the central figure in Zimbabwean politics, in our homes, our education, and the narrative of even the most intimate details of our lives. I was born in the mid...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 October 2020
... presidential election, somehow understanding even as an eighth grader that this new regime not only did not care about people like me and mine, but wanted to erase whatever small protections we had secured. And indeed, Reagan was elected into the presidency precisely to put into motion the neoliberal agenda...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2021
...-in ballots to reduce the risk of infection during in-person voting. Although he himself votes by mail, the outgoing president began a systematic and sustained campaign of maligning the legality and validity of absentee ballots, claiming without evidence that they were more vulnerable to “illegal voting...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 1–12.
Published: 01 December 2020
... his victim. Within days, the video of Mr. Floyd’s death became the spark that lit the tinderbox that the president and his nationalist supporters have been fearing yet fueling. In June, massive national and international Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality erupted, campaigns to defund...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 484–507.
Published: 01 December 2020
... on November 17, 2001, Laura Bush took over the president’s weekly radio speech to launch a transnational project against the violence inflicted on Afghan women and children espoused by al-Qaeda and the Taliban regime. She asserted: “Civilized people throughout the world are speaking out in horror—not only...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
... quickly organized into a self-defining profession. In 1916 they founded the National Association of Deans of Women, and Teachers College, Columbia University began offering graduate courses. A majority of deans of women reported directly to campus presidents and understood that without their activism...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 13–21.
Published: 01 December 2020
... for scholarly work on race, gender, and identity. When Sage came to an end some years ago, while I was President at Smith, I felt very strongly that in the bibliography of scholarly journals, there ought to be a place for one that really focused on women of color. I thought Smith College could be the home...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 304–331.
Published: 01 October 2019
... about the proposed detonations entitled, “Earthquakes and Nuclear Tests: Playing the Odds on Amchitka” (L. Carter 1969 : 773). Mink also received a telegram from the president of the American Federation of Teachers in Hawai‘i, stating simply: “Amchitka Test on site edging San Andreas Fault is playing...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Lucía M. Suárez Copyright © 2020 Smith College 2020 To: Esteban Lazo Hernández: President of People’s Power National Assembly (PPNA) Ana María Mari Machado: Vice President of PPNA Homero Acosta Alvarez: Secretary of PPNA and Secretary of the State Council Arelys Santana...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 April 2020
...-Ramos 2019 ). Thus, in the context of PROMESA’s failure, when the current president of the United States cavalierly tossed paper towels at the Hurricane María survivors who gathered at the Calvary Chapel to greet him during his four-hour visit to the island, he made the United States’ callous disregard...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 139–148.
Published: 01 December 2020
... the Bush administration is undertaking, the President is invoking an American nation and people as being vengeful and bloodthirsty. It is de rigueur in the social sciences to acknowledge that the notion of a “nation” or a “people” is socially constructed. The American nation is no exception. If we...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 69–86.
Published: 01 December 2020
....” This was the beginning of the naacp. Two Black women responded to the petition: Wells-Barnett and a rival of hers, Mary Church Terrell, who had been elected the first president of the National Association of Colored Women in 1896, an organization whose founding owed much to Wells-Barnett’s anti-lynching campaign...