eBook Black Women as Leaders: Challenging and Transforming Society, 1st Edition

  • Lori Latrice Martin
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  • ISBN-10: 1440866252
  • ISBN-13: 9781440866258
  • DDC: 303.3
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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Most studies about black women and social justice issues focus on the responses of black women to racism within the context of the feminist movement and/or the responses of black women to sexism in black liberation movements. Such discussions often fail to explore ways in which black women's commitment to negotiating their racial, gender, and class identities, while engaged in the practice of leadership, is discouraged and ignored. This book analyzes the commitment of contemporary black women to social justice issues from the perspective of adaptive leadership. It shows how black women are often forced into the public practice of leadership due to violent attacks from people with whom they are in engaged in interpersonal relationships. The book also breaks new ground by revealing how black women suffer from the devaluation and vilification of their engagement in the practice of leadership in private settings, such as their homes and selected religious and institutional settings.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Black Women and the Activist Challenge.
2: Black Women and Educational Reform.
3: Black Women and Criminal Justice Reform.
4: Black Women Athletes and Racial Stereotypes and Myths.
5: The Women behind the Hashtag.
6: Black Women: Mothers, Metro Council Members, and Mayors.
7: Black Women and the Dawning of a New Decade.
About the Author.