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A Multidisciplinary Bibliography
Speeches
True Self #4 I suppose I am about the only colored woman that goes about to speak for the rights of the colored woman, I want to keep the thing stirring, now that the ice is broken.
Sojourner Truth

Cole, Johnetta B. "Jesus is a Sister." In My Soul is a Witness: African American Women's Spirituality, ed. Gloria Wade-Gayles. Boston: Beacon, 1995.

Cooper, Anna Julia. "Womanhood: A Vital Element in the Regeneration and Progress of a Race." In A Voice of the South, By a Black Woman of the South.Xenia, Ohio: Aldine Printing House, 1892. Reprint, New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. Reprinted in The Voice of Anna Julia Cooper: Including A Voice from the South and Other Important Essays, Papers, and Letters, eds. Charles Lemert and Esme Bhan. (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 1998).

Crummell, Alexander. "The Black Woman of the South: Her Neglects and Her Needs." In The Voice of Black America: Major Speeches by Negroes in the United States, 1797-1971, ed. Eric Foner. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1972.

Davis, Angela Y. "Black Women and the Academy." Callaloo 17, no. 2 (1994): 422-431. Reprinted in The Angela Davis Reader, ed. Joy James, (Malden, MA: Balckwell, 1998).

          . "Facing Our Common Foe: Women and the Struggle Against Racism." Women, Culture, and Politics. New York: Random House, 1989.Originally published as "Radical Perspectives on Empowerment for Afro-American Women," Harvard Educational Review 25, no. 3 (1988).

          . "Let Us All Rise Together: Radical Perspectives on Empowerment for Afro-American Women." Women, Culture, and Politics. New York: Random House, 1989.

          . "Peace is a Sisters' Issue Too: Afro-American Women and the Campaign Against Nuclear Arms." Women, Culture, and Politics. New York: Random House, 1989.

          . "Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: The Politics of Black Women's Health." Women, Culture, and Politics. New York: Random House, 1989. Originally published as "The Politics of Black Women's Health," Vital Signs 5, no. 1 (1988).

          . "We Do Not Consent: Violence Against Women in a Racist Society." Women, Culture, and Politics. New York: Random House, 1989.

          . "Women, Race and Class: An Activist Perspective." Women's Studies Quarterly 10, no. 4 (1982): 5-9.

Douglass, Frederick. "The Black Woman of the South: Her Neglects and Her Needs." In Traps: African American Men on Gender and Sexuality, eds. Rudolph P. Byrd and Beverly Guy-Sheftall. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001.

          . "Give Women Fair Play." In Traps: African American Men on Gender and Sexuality, eds. Rudolph P. Byrd and Beverly Guy-Sheftall. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001.

          . "I Am a Radical woman Suffrage Man." In Traps: African American Men on Gender and Sexuality, eds. Rudolph P. Byrd and Beverly Guy-Sheftall. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001.

          . "Woman Suffrage." In The Voice of Black America: Major Speeches by Negroes in the United States, 1797-1971, ed. Eric Foner. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1972.

Engel, Kathy. "Toward an Antiracist Feminism." In Racing & (E)racing Language: Living with the Color of Our Words, eds. Ellen J. Goldner and Safiya Henderson-Holmes. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse Universtiy Press, 2001.

Harper, Frances E.W. "Woman's Political Future." In Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought, ed. Beverly Guy-Sheftall. New York: New Press, 1995. Originally published in Worlds Congress of Representative Women, ed. May Wright Sewall. (Chicago: Rand McNally and Co., 1894).

Jackson, Lynnette, and Robin D. G. Kelley. "Critical Black History: A Symposium." Socialism and Democracy 17, no. 2 (Winter Spring 2003): 265-375)

Jordan, June. "'Feminism Is Not a Narrow Preoccupation." Sojourner: The Women's Forum 10, no. 8 (June 1985): 16-17.

Logan, Shirley Wilson, ed. With Pen and Voice: A Critical Anthology of Nineteenth-Century African-American Women. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1995.

Lorde, Audre. "An Address Delivered as Part of the 'Litany of Commitment' at the March on Washington, August 27, 1983." In I am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde, eds. Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, and Beverly Guy Sheftall. New York: Oxford Universtiy Press, 2009.

          . "Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference." In Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. Freedon, Ca: Crossing Press, 1984.

          . "Commencement Address: Oberlin College" In I am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde, eds. Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, and Beverly Guy Sheftall. New York: Oxford Universtiy Press, 2009.

          . "Difference and Survival" An Address at Hunter College." In I am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde, eds. Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, and Beverly Guy Sheftall. New York: Oxford Universtiy Press, 2009.

          . "The First Black Feminist Retreat: July 6, 1977." I am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde, eds. Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, and Beverly Guy Sheftall. New York: Oxford Universtiy Press, 2009.

          . "Learning From the 60s." In Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. Freedom, CA: The Crossing Press, 1984.

          . "The Master's Tools Will Not Dismantle the Master's House." In Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. Freedon, Ca: Crossing Press, 1984.

          . "The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action." In Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. Freedon, Ca: Crossing Press, 1984.

          . "Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power." In Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. Freedon, Ca: Crossing Press, 1984.

          . "What is at Stake in Lesbian and Gay Publishing Today: The Bill Whitehead Award Ceremony, 1990." In I am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde, eds. Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, and Beverly Guy Sheftall. New York: Oxford Universtiy Press, 2009.

          . "When Will Ignorance End? Keynote Speech at the National Third World Gay and Lesbian Conference." In I am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde, eds. Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, and Beverly Guy Sheftall. New York: Oxford Universtiy Press, 2009.

          . "Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism." In Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. Freedom, CA: The Crossing Press, 1984. Originally published in Women's Studies Quarterly 9, no. 3 (1981): 7-10.

Richardson, Marilyn, ed. Maria W. Stewart, America's First Black Woman Political Writer: Essays and Speeches. Bloomington: Indian University Press, 1987.

Smith, Barbara. "Barbara Smith on Black Feminism." Sojourner: The Women's Forum 31 December 1984, 13-.

Terrell, Mary Church. "The Progress of Colored Women." In Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought, ed. Beverly Guy-Sheftall. New York: New Press, 1995. Originally published in Voice of the Negro (July 1904): 291-294. Reprinted in The Voice of Black America: Major Speeches by Negroes in the United States, 1797-1971, ed. Eric Foner. (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1972).

Truth, Sojourner. "Address on Women's Rights." In Images of Women in American Popular Culture, eds. Angela G. Dorenkamp, et al. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985.

          . "Ain't I a Woman." In Outspoken Women: Speeches by American Women Reformers 1635-1935, ed. Judith Anderson. Dubuque, Iowa: 1984. Reprinted in Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought, ed. Beverly Guy-Sheftall. (New York: New Press, 1999).

          . "When Woman Gets Her Rights Man Will Be Right." In Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought, ed. Beverly Guy-Sheftall. New York: New Press, 1995. Reprinted in Major Speeches by Negroes in the U.S., 1797-1971, ed. Eric Foner (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1972).

Walker, Robbie Jean, ed. The Rhetoric of Struggle: Public Address by African American Women. New York: Garland, 1992.

Washington, Mary Helen. "On Discovering Self and Empowerment in Black women's Literature." In My soul is My Witness: African American Women's Spirituality, ed. Gloria Wade Gayles. Boston: Beacon, 1995.


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