We Were There

Schwarze Frau / Frau / Feminismus / Schwarzer Feminismus / Frauenbewegung / Bürgerrechtsbewegung / Sozialismus / Aktivismus / Intersektionalität / Klassismus / Rassismus / Gender / USA / Geschichte 1970-1980

From 1970 to 1980, the Third World Women’s Alliance lived the dream of third world feminism. The small bicoastal organization was one of the earliest groups advocating for what came to be known as intersectional activism, arguing that women of color faced a „triple jeopardy“ of race, gender, and class oppression. Interweaving oral history, scholarly and archival research, and first-person memoir, Romney documents how the TWWA shaped and defined second wave feminism. Highlights the essential contributions of women of color to the justice move­ments of the 1970s.