Making use of an extensive and previously uncollected archive, Randolph demonstrates profound connections within the histories of the new left, civil rights, Black Power, and feminism, showing that black feminism was pivotal in shaping postwar U.S. liberation movements.
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Florynce Kennedy is one of the founders of modern feminism, yet too few people now know her spirit and words, her courageous and outrageous example. I was lucky to have her as a teacher and friend. You will be, too, once you meet her in the pages of Sherie M. Randolph's welcome and important biography.Gloria Steinem
Florynce 'Flo' Kennedy absolutely shatters any notion that African American women came to feminism after white women. Sherie M. Randolph's biography of Flo Kennedy forces us to rethink civil rights, Black Power, and feminist history. A fascinating and revolutionary book.Annelise Orleck, Dartmouth College, author of Common Sense and a Little Fire
A tour de force: thoroughly researched, well-written, and compelling. Randolph's analysis of the life of the flamboyant and fierce Flo Kennedy challenges many popular notions about both the Black Power and the women's movements.Barbara Ransby, author of Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement