Images of the American black woman
and the revolutionaries who overcame them for good


“Media outlets in America have consistently relied on outmoded, outdated, negative cultural archetypes to depict and control black women because such women produce fear due to the power they exude. The strong revolutionary black woman must negotiate her self-image and identity with the imagistic programming and expectations of various groups, including the African American community and a wider American public that has been fed stereotypical images.”
—From Chapter 1

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