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Introduction: Taking Back Control
Part I. Black Women Teachers' Activism: Conversations And Contexts
1. Black Women Teachers Speak
2. Contextualizing Black Women's Lives and Activism
"Adventure," "Opportunity," "A Better Life," and Other Myths: African-Caribbean Canadians in the Political Economy
"Scrubbing Hard Someplace"
"I'm a Paper Canadian"
African Canadian Educational Activism: A History of Cultural Resistance
Part II. Classroom Practice
3. "So You Close the Door and You Do What Works": Possibilities and Limitations of Oppositional Standpoints
Hands in the Lion's Mouth
Voices in the Wilderness: Black Women in White Institutions
4. Literacy, Black Self-representation, and Cultural Practice: Sustaining and Re-creating Intertextual Relationships in the African Diaspora
"Intertextual Crossing": Cultural Forms as Pedagogical Forms
"Don't Throw Stones when You've Got Glass Windows!": Proverbs and Maxims in the Classroom
"It's Jamaican, Miss! They're Jamaican Words!": Caribbean Creoles in the Classroom
5. The Dilemma of the Empty Shelf and Other Curricular Challenges for Transformative Teachers
The Dilemma of the Empty Shelf
"Liberating Their Minds"
Epilogue: Holding on to Hope
Thoughts on Pedagogies of Black Self-Representation
Critically Raising the Next Generation of Black Women: Working Against Invisibility and Silence
The Subject of Black Women