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Freedom for WomenForging the Women's Liberation Movement, 1953-1970$
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Carol Giardina

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034560

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034560.001.0001

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The Influence of Black Power on the Rise of Women's Liberation

The Influence of Black Power on the Rise of Women's Liberation

(p.100) 6 The Influence of Black Power on the Rise of Women's Liberation
Freedom for Women

Carol Giardina

University Press of Florida

This chapter focuses on the strong influence of Black Power on the growth of women's liberation. “Black Power” refers to the winning of sufficient political power by poor black people. The chapter outlines the effect of Black Power on the liberation of black feminism. The chapter also tells about a different type of male chauvinism in the form of the black nationalist Left. The chapter states Black Power to be the basis for challenging male chauvinism. As stated in this chapter black feminism appears to have been produced by Black Power. Black Power also provided black women with training for organizing the Women's Liberation Movement. The chapter also discusses the effect of Black Power on white feminists.

Keywords:   Black Power, women's liberation, black feminism, male chauvinism, Women's Liberation Movement, white feminists

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