Episode 1: Black Feminism Re-rooted

Black Feminism Re-rooted


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Episode Notes

What is Black Feminism? Co-hosts Dr. Crystal Moten and Dr. Krystal Klingenberg kick off this season of the podcast with a discussion of the multiple definitions of Black Feminism joined by guests Dr. Brittney Cooper, Paris Hatcher, Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, and Feminista Jones. Outlining the historical context that created this response to the conditions Black women face in society at-large, Crystal and Krystal preview the season’s main topics: self-care, intersectionality, the collective, and identity politics, and address why these concepts need to be reconnected with the writers and contexts of their creation. 

Photo (above) by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash.

Production Credit

The podcast is produced in partnership with Smithsonian Enterprises Digital. Our production team is Jenna Hanchard, Taylor Polydore, Ann Conanan, and Alana Gomez. Special thanks to Dr. Modupe Labode and Dr. Tony Perry.


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