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What does the political future of black women look like?

Feb 14, 2019

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the future of Black women in American politics.

The midterm elections saw a wave of black women running for and winning office, and now Kamala Harris is running for President. More than 20 black women now serve in Congress, more than ever before. But black women have been driving change and powering political movements for decades. Where is their vision leading us and what obstacles remain?

Guest:

Dr. Janet Dewart Bell, social justice activist, communications expert, and author of Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement.

Web Resources:

Vox: Black women turned electoral power into political power in 2018

The New York Times: Ayanna Pressley and the Might of the Black Political Left

Jezebel: Taking Kamala Harris Seriously

Ms.: Lighting the Fires of Freedom: Telling the Stories of African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement