Black Feminism. in a white supremacist capitalist patriarchy. 4 themes. Black women empower themselves by creating self-definitions and self-valuations that enable themselves to establish positive, multiple images and repel negative, controlling representations of Black womanhood;
in a white supremacist
Patricia Hill Collins sums it up by saying that Black feminism is “a process of self-conscious struggle that empowers women and men to actualize a humanist vision of community.”
During the Civil rights era, usually demarcated by the Brown vs. Board decision in 1954, many of the leaders were men, certainly the most visible ones in the mainstream media, nevertheless BW were extremely important at the forefront and on the ground.