Ain't gonna let nobody turn me around : forty years of movement building with Barbara Smith /

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Imprint:Albany : SUNY Press, [2014]
Description:1 online resource
Series:SUNY series in new political science
SUNY series in new political science.
Subject:Smith, Barbara, -- 1946-
Smith, Barbara, -- 1946- -- Interviews.
Smith, Barbara, -- 1946-
Civil rights workers -- United States.
Civil rights movements -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
Civil rights movements.
Civil rights workers.
United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
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Varying Form of Title:40 years of movement building with Barbara Smith
Other authors / contributors:Jones, Alethia, editor.
Eubanks, Virginia, 1972- editor.
Smith, Barbara, 1946- editor.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO; viewed on January 9, 2015).
Table of Contents:
  • List of Illustrations
  • Foreword by Robin D.G. Kelley
  • Preface by Barbara Smith
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Chronicling an Activist Life
  • Lessons in Movement Building
  • Why We Did It and What We Learned
  • Alethia
  • Virginia
  • Roadmap to the Book
  • 2. Home Grown: Early Roots of Activism
  • Roots of Beloved Community
  • Barbara Smith, "Interview by Loretta Ross," Voices of Feminism Oral History Project (Smith and Ross 2003)
  • Interview with Barbara Ransby
  • Box: "Klunder, Bruce W.," The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History (1997)
  • College Life and Activism
  • Barbara Smith, "Interview by Loretta Ross," Voices of Feminism Oral History Project (Smith and Ross 2003)
  • Interviews with Barbara Ransby, Matt Richardson, and Alethia Jones
  • What Would It Mean to Be a Lesbian?
  • Barbara Smith, "Interview by Loretta Ross," Voices of Feminism Oral History Project (Smith and Ross 2003)
  • "Taking the Home Out of Homophobia: Black Lesbian Health," Jewelle Gomez and Barbara Smith (1990)
  • Barbara Smith, "Interview by Loretta Ross," Voices of Feminism Oral History Project (Smith and Ross 2003)
  • 3. Building Black Feminism
  • A New Era of Black Feminism
  • Interview with Virginia Eubanks
  • " National Black Feminist Organization Statement of Purpose," National Black Feminist Organization (1973)
  • " The Combahee River Collective Statement," Combahee River Collective ([1977] 1979)
  • 1. The Genesis of Contemporary Black Feminism
  • 2. What We Believe
  • 3. Problems in Organizing Black Feminists
  • 4. Black Feminist Issues and Projects
  • Interviews with Kimberly Springer, Barbara Ransby, Alethia Jones, and Virginia Eubanks
  • Black Feminist Organizing Tactics
  • " Black Feminism: A Movement of Our Own," Barbara Smith ([1984] 1997)
  • "Who Is Killing Us," Terrion Williamson (2012)
  • Interview with Kimberly Springer.
  • Building Linkages across Difference
  • " Face-to-Face, Day-to-Day-Racism CR [Consciousness Raising] Guidelines for Women's Groups," Tia Cross, Freada Klein, Barbara Smith, and Beverly Smith (1979)
  • I. Early Memories / Childhood Experiences
  • II. Adolescence / Early Adulthood
  • III. Becoming a Feminist / Racism in the Women's Movement
  • " Breaking the Silence: A Conversation in Black and White," Laura Sperazi (1978)
  • Interview with Virginia Eubanks
  • Unfinished Business
  • "Establishing Black Feminism," Barbara Smith (2000)
  • Box: "African American Women in Defense of Ourselves," Elsa Barkley Brown, Deborah K. King, and Barbara Ransby (1991)
  • "Black Women Still in Defense of Ourselves," Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw (2011)
  • Interviews with Kimberly Springer, Virginia Eubanks, and Alethia Jones
  • 4. Building Black Women's Studies
  • More Than Academic
  • " Doing Research on Black American Women, or
  • All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave," Barbara Smith (1975)
  • " The Politics of Black Women's Studies," Gloria Hull and Barbara Smith (1982)
  • "' Beautiful, Needed, Mysterious': Review of Sula by Toni Morrison," Barbara Smith (1974)
  • Interview with Beverly Guy-Sheftall
  • "Irrevocable Acts": Navigating Dangerous Waters
  • " Black Women Writers and Feminism: Toward a Black Feminist Criticism" (Bowles 1979)
  • "Black Women Writers and Feminism Question & Answer Session" (Bowles 1979)
  • Interview with Beverly Guy-Sheftall
  • Truth Telling in the Academy
  • "Racism and Women's Studies," Barbara Smith (1980)
  • Interview with Virginia Eubanks
  • 5. Building Kitchen Table Press
  • Black in Print
  • " Black Women and Publishing," Modern Language Association Commission on the Status of Women in the Profession (1976)
  • Textbooks and Anthologies
  • Scarcity of Titles
  • How Books Are Reviewed.
  • Out of Print Titles/Reprints
  • Academic Publishing
  • Conclusions
  • " Our Stories: Women of Color," Barbara Smith (1984)
  • Interview with Matt Richardson
  • Our Books Were Lifelines
  • " A Press of Our Own: Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press," Barbara Smith (1989)
  • Interviews with Matt Richardson, Barbara Ransby, and Kimberly Springer
  • Box: Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press titles 1983-1992 and The Freedom Organizing Pamphlet Series
  • The Cost of Independence
  • " Packing Boxes and Editing Manuscripts: Women of Color in Feminist Publishing," Sojourner Editorial Collective (1993)
  • Interview with Matt Richardson
  • 6. Building Multi-Issue Movements
  • Forging Coalitions: Fighting Homophobia, Racism, and Classism
  • " Soul on Hold," Barbara Smith (1985)
  • " Blacks and Gays: Healing the Great Divide," Barbara Smith (1993)
  • The Right Targets Communities of Color
  • " Where Has Gay Liberation Gone? An Interview with Barbara Smith," Amy Gluckman and Betsy Reed (1997)
  • " Will People of Color Pay the Price? A Statement by People of Color in Support of the Ad Hoc Committee for an Open Process," Ted Beck, Mandy Carter, Chandra L. Ford, Kara Keeling, and Barbara Smith (1999)
  • " Organizing in Albany: Justice for Diallo," Barbara Smith (2000)
  • Interviews with Joo-Hyun Kang and Kimberly Springer
  • Box: "Please Don't Fan Flames of Bigotry," Barbara Smith (2011)
  • Box: "It's a Diverse World, and That Includes Sexuality," Barbara Smith (2011)
  • " A New LGBT Politics Seeks to Marry Issues, Not Just People," Jamilah King (2012)
  • Uniting Communities
  • Race and LGBT Rights
  • The Costs of Change
  • Embraced by the Black Radical Congress
  • " The Struggle Continues: Setting a Black Liberation Agenda for the 21st Century: Call for Participation in the Black Radical Congress," BRC Organizing Committee (1998).
  • "Dialogue between Barbara Smith and Kimberly Springer," Democracy Now! (1998)
  • Box: "Black Radical Congress Principles of Unity," BRC Organizing Committee (1998)
  • Interviews with Barbara Ransby and Alethia Jones
  • 7. Building Progressive Urban Politics
  • A Movement Builder on the Campaign Trail
  • " Black Feminist Activism: My Next Chapter," Barbara Smith (2012)
  • Interviews with Vera "Mike" Michelson and Joo-Hyun Kang
  • The Campaign of a Lifetime
  • Barbara's Run for Office
  • In the Belly of the Beast
  • Interviews with Vera "Mike" Michelson, Alethia Jones, and Virginia Eubanks
  • Box: Flyer for Albany Neighborhoods First
  • Cultivating Community Policing
  • Box: "WAMC Commentary on Gun Violence," Barbara Smith, July 21, 2008
  • Box: SNUG rally flyer
  • To Educate All Children
  • Box: "WAMC Commentary on Education," Barbara Smith, November 6, 2008
  • Radical Visions versus Reformist Institutions
  • Interviews with Alethia Jones, Vera "Mike" Michelson, Barbara Ransby, and Virginia Eubanks
  • Box: Peace and Unity Resolution
  • Box: Immigrant Rights Resolution
  • 8." Took Root, Bore Fruit": Legacies and Futures of a Black Feminist Life
  • Sheroes and Foremothers
  • Interview with Alexis Pauline Gumbs
  • Box: University of Alabama letter from Robin Boylorn
  • Box: "Ella's Daughters' Seven Sisters Campaign," Ella's Daughters (n.d.)
  • The Legacy of Kitchen Table Press and Black Women's Studies
  • Interview with Alexis Pauline Gumbs
  • Box: University of Alabama letter from Lisa C. Moore
  • Box: University of Alabama letter from Sheri Davis-Faulkner
  • The Legacy of Combahee: Identity Politics and Interlocking Oppressions
  • Interview with Alexis Pauline Gumbs
  • Box: "What Sistas Want, What Sistas Believe: Black Feminist Twelve Point Plan," Black Feminist Working Group (2011)
  • Interviews with Virginia Eubanks and Alethia Jones.
  • The Legacy of Combahee's Organizing: Coalitions for Conscious Collective Solutions
  • Interview with Alexis Pauline Gumbs
  • Box: "UBUNTU Statement of Purpose," UBUNTU (2012)
  • " Occupy Wall Street: Black Voices for Economic Justice Must Be Heard," Ron Daniels (n.d.)
  • Black Feminist Futures
  • Interviews with Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Alethia Jones, and Virginia Eubanks
  • Box: "Crunk Letter to Patriarchy," Crunk Feminist Collective (2012)
  • Editorial Note
  • How We Built This Book
  • Bibliography
  • Interviews Commissioned for This Volume
  • Interviewer and Contributor Biographies
  • Index.