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Black Women's Struggle for Equality

Women's Voices

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African American women have always been part of the African American struggle for full equality. Learn how early freedom fighters like Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Anna Julia Cooper fought against multiple oppressions. Scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw explains how the intersections of these oppressions manifest today in the term she coined, “intersectionality.” Voiced by Jouelzy and scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw.