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The History of Black Women in the U.S.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The History of Black Women in the US

They say history is written by the victors. It should be no surprise then that African-American women's stories have gone untold for so long, and their achievements have gone unrecognized. Facing the double-edged sword of racial and sexual discrimination, they often found themselves kept on the sidelines of both the women's liberation and the civil rights movements. Tuesday night on State of Affairs we'll talk with historian, writer, and activist Dr. Barbara Ransby about the history of Black women in the United States, and why that history is often overlooked.

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Laura is LPM's Director of Podcasts & Special Projects. Email Laura at lellis@lpm.org.