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ERIC Number: ED104990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Black Woman.
Browne, Juanita M.
The Black woman has been the transmitter of culture in the black community. Two of the important roles of African women were perpetuated during slavery and continue until today. They are her role in economic endeavor and her close bond with her children. The woman in African society was additionally politically significant. The black woman has been defined as a double nonperson. American women have been denied their history. History in the past has been written by white male historians and has been a story of mankind, utilizing learned spokesmen from a male point of view. Black history has been written by black historians. Their spokesmen have been chosen by a racist society. This study shows that the life of the black woman under slavery was in every respect more difficult and even more cruel than that of the men. Black women were, though it is little known, active in the revolution and resisted both violently and nonviolently. The matriarch myth is discussed in this study as well as the role of the black woman and women's liberation. The black woman is placed in a historical perspective. The role of the black woman is examined by a black woman, and black women speak intellectually, not only as the "sexual outhouse" for white men during slavery but in resistance to prostitution for the state under welfare. It is noted here that the black woman finds practical ways of dealing with and coping with the white world. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 1974)