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November 14, 2015
The 35th Anniversary of Black Macho and The Myth of The Superwoman: Distortions of Black Feminism as a Concept
Hilton Hotel, Milwaukee
November 14, 2015
3.00pm - 4.15pm
Hilton Hotel, Milwaukee
509 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI United States
Black Feminist panel on the legacy of Black Macho at the National Women's Studies Conference

Despite the fact that Black Macho and The Myth of The Superwoman, a black feminist text, was published 35 years ago in 1979, it has remained difficult and precarious to most discussions of gender and theory in black and feminist communities. Its role was from the outset a precarious one, and despite the popularity of the title, it continues to challenge the mainstream of feminist thought, in particular in regard to its critique of black masculinity. This session will be devoted to a discussion of its importance and its flaws as a foundational text.

Location: Wisconsin Center 101B (LCD)

MODERATOR

Michele Faith Wallace, City University of New York

PRESENTERS

Diane Harriford, Vassar College
Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Spelman College
Paula Giddings, Smith College
Michele Faith Wallace, City University of New York