Week 2


Jan 22

Blacks Gender Politics during the Nadir

Readings:  Ida B. Wells, “Southern_Horrors_Lynch_Law_in_all_its_phases” ; Angela Davis, Chapter 11, Angela Y. Davis, “Rape, Racism, and the Myth of the Black Rapist,” ; Darlene Clark Hine_”Rape and the Inner Lives of Black Women in the Middle West”

Jan 24

The Great Depression and World War II

Reading: LaShawn Harris, “LaShawn Harris_Running with the Reds: African American Women and the Communist Party during the Great Depression”; and Keisha Blain, For the Rights of Dark People in Every Part of the World Pearl Sherrod Black Internationalist Feminism and Afro Asian Politics during the 1930s”