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Publication date: 23 May 2017

Amanda Elizabeth Vickery

The purpose of this paper is to explore how African-American women, both individually and collectively, were subjected to both racism and sexism when participating within…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore how African-American women, both individually and collectively, were subjected to both racism and sexism when participating within civil rights organizations.

Design/methodology/approach

Because of the intersection of their identities as both African and American women, their experiences participating and organizing within multiple movements were shaped by racism and patriarchy that left them outside of the realm of leadership.

Findings

A discussion on the importance of teaching social studies through an intersectional lens that personifies individuals and communities traditionally silenced within the social studies curriculum follows.

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The aim is to teach students to adopt a more inclusive and complex view of the world.

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Social Studies Research and Practice, vol. 12 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1933-5415

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Publication date: 19 November 2018

Amanda Elizabeth Vickery

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…

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Purpose

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.

Design/methodology/approach

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.

Findings

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.

Originality/value

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.

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Social Studies Research and Practice, vol. 13 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1933-5415

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Publication date: 22 June 2010

Amanda Spink

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Online Information Review, vol. 34 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1468-4527

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