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Still Lifting, Still Climbing : African American Women's Contemporary Activism (99 Edition)by Kimberly Springer
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The U.S. detention center at Guantánamo Bay has long been synonymous with torture, secrecy, and the abuse of executive power. It has come to epitomize lawlessness and has sparked protracted legal battles and political debate. For too long, however, Guantánamo has been viewed in isolation and has overshadowed a larger, interconnected global detention system that includes other military prisons such as Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, secret CIA jails, and the transfer of prisoners to other countries for torture. Guantánamo is simply—and alarmingly—the most visible example of a much larger prison system designed to operate outside the law.
Habeas Corpus after 9/11 examines the rise of the U.S.-run global detention system that emerged after 9/11 and the efforts to challenge it through habeas corpus (a petition to appear in court to claim unlawful imprisonment). Habeas expert and litigator Jonathan Hafetz gives us an insider's view of the detention of “enemy combatants” and an accessible explanation of the complex forces that keep these systems running.
In the age of terrorism, some argue that habeas corpus is impractical and unwise. Hafetz advocates that it remains the single most important check against arbitrary and unlawful detention, torture, and the abuse of executive power.
Still Lifting, Still Climbing is the first volume of its kind to document African American women's activism in the wake of the civil rights movement.
Covering grassroots and national movements alike, contributors explore black women's mobilization around such areas as the black nationalist movements, the Million Man March, black feminism, anti-rape movements, mass incarceration, the U.S. Congress, welfare rights, health care, and labor organizing. Detailing the impact of post-1960s African American women's activism, they provide a much-needed update to the historical narrative.
Ideal for course use, the volume includes original essays as well as primary source documents such as first-hand accounts of activism and statements of purpose. Each contributor carefully situates their topic within its historical framework, providing an accessible context for those unfamiliar with black women's history, and demonstrating that African American women's political agency does not emerge from a vacuum, but is part of a complex system of institutions, economics, and personal beliefs.
This ambitious volume will be an invaluable resource on the state of contemporary African American women's activism.
Still Lifting, Still Climbing is the first volume of its kind to document African American women's activism in the wake of the civil rights movement.<P>Covering grassroots and national movements alike, contributors explore black women's mobilization around such areas as the black nationalist movements, the Million Man March, black feminism, anti-rape movements, mass incarceration, the U.S. Congress, welfare rights, health care, and labor organizing. Derailing the impact of post-1960s African American women's activism, they provide a much-needed update to the historical narrative.
About the Author
Kimberly Springer is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for Women's Studies at Emory University.
Table of Contents
Preface / Beverly Guy-Sheftall — Introduction: African American women redefining activism for the millennium / Kimberly Springer — Barbara Smith: a home girl with a mission / Patricia Bell-Scott — To be young, female, and Black / Angela Ards — Vision statement / National Black Women's Health Project — African American women are for reproductive freedom — African American women in defense of ourselves — M.I.T. Conference: final resolution — Black women in the Academy — "Triple jeopardy": Black women and the growth of feminist consciousness in SNCC, 1964 1975 / Kristin Anderson-Bricker — The making of the vanguard center: Black feminist emergence in the 1960s and 1970s / Benita Roth — "Inside our dangerous ranks": the autobiography of Elaine Brown and the Black Panther Party / Margo Perkins — Racial unity in the grassroots? a case study of a women's social service organization / Kristin Myers -
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