Profiling books by and/or about Black women: Tiyi M. Morris

Womanpower Unlimited and the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi by Tiyi M. Morris




Womanpower Unlimited and the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi, provides the first comprehensive examination of the Jackson, Mississippi–based women’s organization Womanpower Unlimited. Founded in 1961 by Clarie Collins Harvey, the organization was created initially to provide aid to the Freedom Riders who were unjustly arrested and then tortured in Mississippi jails. Womanpower Unlimited expanded its activism to include programs such as voter registration drives, youth education, and participation in the international organization, Women Strike for Peace. Proving to be not only a significant organization with regard to civil rights activism in Mississippi, Womanpower Unlimited also spearheaded a movement for revitalizing black women’s social and political activism in the state. (more…)

Bow Down Black Girl, Bow Down!

“All our silences in the face of racist assault are acts of complicity.” bell hooks



What do you do when oppressive structures force you to be silent? This is what crossed my mind as I found myself, once again, confronting race-gender oppression. I was in battle—for my daughter and myself. I’ll start with her situation first. (more…)

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Rethinking Sex-Classification Policies and Race-Sex Discrimination in My Work and Workplace

by Heath Fogg-Davis:

I am a scholar-activist and consultant whose work in classrooms, boardrooms, community centers and media seeks to alleviate discrimination and inequality. As a professor at Temple University, I teach courses on anti-discrimination law, democratic political theory, and the politics of race, gender, gender identity and sexuality. As a scholar, my research and publications probe the complex relationship between individual and collective identity in contexts such as family formation and adoption, public accommodations, employment, education, criminal punishment, and the urban public sphere. As an activist, I collaborate with and advocate for marginalized communities including transgender and gender non-conforming peoples, women of color, and LGBQ people. As a consultant, I work with businesses, non-profit organizations, athletic clubs, and schools to help them imagine practical and innovative administrative policy adjustments that not only satisfy current anti-discrimination law, but also further their specific organizational goals. (more…)