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Colored no more : reinventing black womanhood in Washington, D.C.

by Lindsey, Treva B., 1983-

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction E185.93.D6 L56 2017
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  E185.93.D6 L56 2017
 
 
Summary
Home to established African American institutions and communities, Washington, D.C., offered women in the New Negro movement a unique setting for the fight against racial and gender oppression. Colored No More traces how African American women of the late-nineteenth and early twentieth century made significant strides toward making the nation's capital a more equal and dynamic urban center. Treva B. Lindsey presents New Negro womanhood as a multidimensional space that included race women, blues women, mothers, white collar professionals, beauticians, fortune tellers, sex workers, same-gender couples, artists, activists, and innovators. Drawing from these differing but interconnected African American women's spaces, Lindsey excavates a multifaceted urban and cultural history of struggle toward a vision of equality that could emerge and sustain itself. Upward mobility to equal citizenship for African American women encompassed challenging racial, gender, class, and sexuality status quos. Lindsey maps the intersection of these challenges and their place at the core of New Negro womanhood.
Contents
Climbing the hilltop: New Negro womanhood at Howard University
Make me beautiful: Aesthetic discourses of New Negro womanhood
Performing and politicizing "ladyhood": Black Washington women and New Negro suffrage activism
Saturday at the S Street Salon: New Negro women playwrights
Conclusion: Turn-of-the-century black womanhood.

Additional Information
Series Women, gender, and sexuality in American history.
Subjects African American women -- Washington (D.C.) -- History.
Women, Black -- Race identity.
African American women -- Washington (D.C.) -- Social life and customs.
African American women -- Political activity -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Suffrage -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Washington (D.C.) -- History.
Salons -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century.
Washington (D.C.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Washington (D.C.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Washington (D.C.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Publisher Urbana, IL :2017
Other Titles Reinventing black womanhood in Washington, D.C.
Language English
Description xiv, 182 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-176) and index.
ISBN 9780252041020
025204102X
9780252082511
0252082516
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