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Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (Routledge Classics)  By Patrici Collins.  In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American women have developed a rich intellectual tradition that is not widely known. In 'Black Feminist Thought,' originally published in 1990, Patricia Hill Collins sets out to explore the words and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals and writers, both within the academy and without.

Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (Routledge Classics) by Patricia Hill Collins

100 Must-Read African-American Books - How many have you read?

Du Bois - American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor.

During his career, Donald McKayle has choreographed more than 90 works for dance companies all over the world. His autobiography, "Transcending Boundaries: My Dancing Life," was published by Routledge.

During his career, Donald McKayle has choreographed more than 90 works for dance companies all over the world. His autobiography, "Transcending Boundaries: My Dancing Life," was published by Routledge.

Dr. Yosef Alfredo Antonio Ben-Jochannan (December 31, 1918 – March 19, 2015),  was an African American writer and historian. He is considered one of the more prominent scholars

Yosef Alfredo Antonio Ben-Jochannan (December 1918 – March was an African American writer and historian. He is considered one of the more prominent scholars

50 Books That Every African American Should Read

The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes Cover art by Harlem artist Aaron Douglas. The Weary Blues was an iconic piece of African American poetry in which Hughes writes about the world around him in the Harlem and the emotions of the music surrounding him.

Double Consciousness: Term coined by W. E. B. Du Bois that refers to his famous theory of African American "double consciousness." | Wikipedia.org

Double Consciousness: Term coined by W. E. B. Du Bois that refers to his famous theory of African American "double consciousness." | Wikipedia.org

Angela Davis is a communist campaigner for civil rights, a member of the Black Panther movement and a professor of philosophy. Prisoner rights have been among her continuing interests; she is the founder of “Critical Resistance”, an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex.

Paris--Angela Davis, American political activist, scholar, and author. Davis emerged as a nationally prominent activist in the when she was associated with the Communist Party USA, the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Panther Party.

Truly inspiring. I've fallen in love with anthropology and ZNH is possibly the most well-known anthropologists. Anthropology isn't just the study of peoples, it's is the capturing of their experience, she does this so well. She, like many African-American writers, helps to relieve my fears about my identity.

Zora Neale Hurston (January 1891 – January American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist.

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