The Future of Black Feminism Re-routed

Episode 6: The Future of Black Feminism Re-routed


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Episode Notes

We’ve now seen where the framework of Black Feminism has come from, but where is it headed? In this episode, Crystal and Krystal talk about how Black feminist thinkers, practitioners, and organizers understand the present and future of Black feminism. In discussion with guests Paris Hatcher, Barbara Smith, Dr. Brittney Cooper, Raquel Willis, Dr. Duchess Harris, Charlene Carruthers, Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, and Feminista Jones, we review what topics are of concern to Black feminists today and how Black women may organize for change going forward.

Photo (above) by Guilherme Stecanella 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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Cooper, Brittney C., Chanel Craft Tanner, and Susana Morris. Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood. New York, NY: Norton Young Readers, 2021. 

Jones, Feminista. Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets. United States: Beacon Press, 2019. 

Smith, Barbara. The Truth That Never Hurts: Writings on Race, Gender, and Freedom. Rutgers University Press, 2000.  

“On the Future of Feminism.” The Black Scholar 45, no.  4 (2015).

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