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After the march, what? Rethinking how we teach the feminist movement

Amanda Elizabeth Vickery (Teacher Preparation, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA)

Social Studies Research and Practice

ISSN: 1933-5415

Article publication date: 19 November 2018




The purpose of this paper is to explore the history of Black women as critical civic agents fighting for the recognition of their intersecting identities in multiple iterations of the feminist movement.


Utilizing Black feminism and intersectionality I explore the many ways in which Black women have fought against multiple forms of oppression in the first, second and fourth wave feminist movement and organizations in order to fight for their rights as Black women citizens.


Black women in the past and present have exhibited agency by working within such multiple civil rights movements to change the conditions and carve out inclusive spaces by working across differences and forging multiracial coalitions.


This paper serves as a call to action for social studies classroom teachers and teacher educators to rethink how we remember and teach feminist movements. I also explore how we can use this past to understand and advance the conversation in this present iteration of the women’s movement to work across differences in solidarity toward equal justice for all.



Vickery, A.E. (2018), "After the march, what? Rethinking how we teach the feminist movement", Social Studies Research and Practice, Vol. 13 No. 3, pp. 402-411.



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