Abbey Lincoln, “Who Will Revere the Black Woman?” 1966.

“We are the women whose strong and beautiful Black bodies were— and are— still being used as a cheap labor force for miss Anne’s kitchen and Mr. Charle’s bed, whose rich, black and warm milk nurtured— and still nurtures— the heir to the racist and evil slavemasters”

The black women throughout the entirety of history is being used and abused by everyone regardless of if the other women have faced the same burdens because of her gender.  She is constantly been seen as a source of production and reproduction like in “An Act Defining the Status of Mulatto Bastards”.  Even in the 60s the black women is waiting on the needs of the white woman and the white man and her struggle is nowhere near over in comparison to the success of the white woman’s attempt to gain rights. 

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4 thoughts on “Abbey Lincoln, “Who Will Revere the Black Woman?” 1966.

  1. Pingback: Order of Blog Posts | The Intersectionality of Oppression

  2. Try to be a bit more specific as to how this relates to “An Act Defining the Status of Mulatto Bastards”. Personally, I would try to find a piece that talks about black women were used as wet nurses.

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  3. It would be helpful for you to use the secondary reading about slave mistresses to enforce your point here, there is a good section about social class overcoming the handicap of gender and women being used by both white men and women

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