Radical Sisters: Second-Wave Feminism and Black Liberation in Washington, D.C.

Radical Sisters Second Wave Feminism and Black Liberation in Washington D C Radical Sisters is a fresh exploration of the ways that s political movements shaped local grassroots feminism in Washington D C Rejecting notions of a universal sisterhood Anne M Valk argues t

  • Title: Radical Sisters: Second-Wave Feminism and Black Liberation in Washington, D.C.
  • Author: Anne M. Valk
  • ISBN: 9780252032981
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Radical Sisters is a fresh exploration of the ways that 1960s political movements shaped local, grassroots feminism in Washington, D.C Rejecting notions of a universal sisterhood, Anne M Valk argues that activists periodically worked to bridge differences for the sake of improving women s plight, even while maintaining distinct political bases Washington, D.C is a critRadical Sisters is a fresh exploration of the ways that 1960s political movements shaped local, grassroots feminism in Washington, D.C Rejecting notions of a universal sisterhood, Anne M Valk argues that activists periodically worked to bridge differences for the sake of improving women s plight, even while maintaining distinct political bases Washington, D.C is a critical site for studying the dynamics of the feminist movement, not only for its strategic location vis a vis the federal government but because in 1970 over seventy percent of the city s population was African American While most historiography on the subject tends to portray the feminist movement as deeply divided over issues of race, Valk presents a nuanced account, showing feminists of various backgrounds both coming together to promote a notion of sisterhood and being deeply divided along the lines of class, race, and sexuality In exploring women s unity or lack thereof in the liberation movement, Valk shows how African American women activists, who were primarily focused on racial and economic justice, influenced and provided important opposition to the organizational activities of white women Going beyond self identified Washington feminists to include critics, outsiders, occasional supporters, and those supportive of the movement but not directly affiliated with it, Valk documents interactions between groups working against sexism, racism, and poverty Radical Sisters uncovers the fruitful, but often divisive, connections between movements for urban change, welfare rights, reproductive control, and black liberation, while detailing their impact on the ideas, ideals, and activities embraced by modern feminism.

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    One thought on “Radical Sisters: Second-Wave Feminism and Black Liberation in Washington, D.C.”

    1. Social movements for at least the last few generations have tussled with concepts of equality for women and what that means in relation to the overall struggle for justice. During the 1960s, women's liberation organizing came into what became known as its Second Wave, and, with tactics like conscious raising at their disposal, women in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere began to see the distinct nature of the oppression they faced. As author Valk notes, feminism impacted and would be impacted by the [...]

    2. A short, if dry, primer to second-wave feminism through the lens of the involvement of black women. Useful.

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