Still Brave: The Evolution of Black Women's Studies

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Stanlie Myrise James, Frances Smith Foster, Beverly Guy-Sheftall
Feminist Press, 2009 - Political Science - 444 pages

"Still Brave is a monumental book that reminds us of the centrality of Black Womanist genius and talent grounded in courage and struggle. We can never understand what it means to be modern, new world, or African without this precious volume." --Cornel West, author of Race Matters

Cheryl Clarke, Angela Davis, bell hooks, June Jordan, Audre Lorde, and Alice Walker--from the pioneers of black women's studies comes Still Brave: The Evolution of Black Women's Studies, the definitive collection of race and gender writings today. Including Alice Walker's groundbreaking elucidation of the term "womanist," discussions of women's rights as human rights, and a piece on the Obama factor, the collection speaks to the ways that feminism has evolved and how black women have confronted racism within it.

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About the author (2009)

Frances Smith Foster is Professor of English and women's studies, the former director of the Emory Institute for Women's Studies, and current chair of the English department. Foster has held a Fulbright and a fellowship from the W. E. B. DuBois Institute at Harvard. She has authored or edited fourteen books and numerous articles.

Stanlie M. James is Director of the African and African American Studies Program at Arizona State University, where she holds a joint appointment with the women's and gender studies program. A recipient of a Ford Foundation grant and the Susan Koppelman Award, James earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. in international studies at the University of Denver.

Beverly Guy-Sheftall is President of the National Women's Studies Association, the founding Director of the Women's Research and Resource Center, and Professor of Women's Studies at Spelman College. She has been involved with the national women's studies movement since its inception and provided leadership for the establishment of the first women's studies major at a historically Black college.

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