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Join Us In A Praise Song for Black Feminists We Honor The Contributors to Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought

The first major anthology to trace the development, from the early 1800s to the present, of black feminist thought in the United States, Words of Fire is Beverly Guy-Sheftall’s comprehensive collection of writings, in the feminist tradition, of more than sixty African American women. From the pioneering work of abolitionist Maria Miller Stewart and anti-lynching crusader Ida Wells-Barnett to the writings of contemporary feminist critics Michele Wallace and bell hooks, black women have been writing about the multiple jeopardies—racism, sexism, and classism—that have made it imperative for them to forge a brand of feminism uniquely their own.

The Authors

Margaret Walker Alexander

Sadie Tanner Mosell Alexander

Frances Beale

Shirley Chisholm

Cheryl Clarke

Pearl Cleage

Johnnetta B. Cole

Patricia Hill Collins

The Combahee River Collective

Anna Julia Cooper

Angela Davis

Alice Dunbar-Nelson

Julia A.J. Foote

Amy Jacques Garvey

Paula Giddings

Jacquelyn Grant

Patricia Haden

Evelynn Hammonds

Lorraine Hansberry

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Elizabeth Higginbotham

Darlene Clark Hine

bell hooks

Claudia Jones

June Jordan

Gloria Joseph

Florynce “Flo” Kennedy

Deborah K. King

Linda La Rue

Audre Lorde

Tracye Matthews

Elise Johnson McDougald

Donna Middleton

Gertrude Bustill Mossell

Pauli Murray

Barbara Omolade

Barbara Ransby

Beth E. Richie

Patricia Robinson

Barbara Smith

Maria Miller Stewart

Ula Taylor

Mary Church Terrell

Pauline Terrelonge

Sojourner Truth

Alice Walker

Michele Wallace

Mary Ann Weathers

Ida Wells-Barnett

E. Frances White

Margaret Wilkerson




Saturday Evening

April 29, 2017, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Lasting Legacies Honorees

Recy Taylor

Beverly Guy-Sheftall

Byllye Avery

Elsa Barkley Brown

Cheryl Clarke

Pearl Cleage

Angela Davis

Demita Frazier

Akasha Gloria Hull

Gloria Joseph

Julianne Malveaux

Tracye Matthews

Toni Morrison

Margo Ozakawa-Rey

Beth E. Richie

Sharon Page Ritchie

Loretta Ross

Ruby Sales

Ntozake Shange

Barbara Smith

Bonnie Thornton Dill

Michele Wallace

E. Frances White

Patricia Hill Collins

Paula Giddings

Black Feminist Shapeshifters and Waymakers

Fania Davis

Aishah Shahidah Simmons

Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Anita Hill

Monique Morris

Teresa Younger

Black Feminist Human Rights Defenders

Brittney Cooper

Kimberly Foster

Elle Hearns

Jamilah Lemieux​​

Tamura Lomax

Darci McConnell

Kim Trent

Jamia Wilson

Kymberli Worthy

Black Feminist Rising

Sevonna Brown

Bré Anne Campbell

Mercy Carpenter

Trina Greene Brown

Wagatwe Wanjuki

Human Rights Legacy Honorees

Cassandra Butts - In Memoriam

The Floyd Room

Overlooking the sights

and scenes of downtown Atlanta
200 Piedmont Ave, SE 20th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

When as women we honor each other, we commit acts of resistance and liberation. On the one-year anniversary of the Black Women's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, we will honor a cross-generation of  Black feminists on whose great shoulders we stand: those who continue to put their lives on the line today for Black women and girls and those who are the keepers of a new and powerful era of truth, justice, healing and transformation.

Creative Director
Mistress of Ceremony
Farah Tanis
Matema Hadi
Michaela Angela
The Atlanta Music Project
Kita P
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