Black Women Writers
Black Women Writers presents 100,000 pages of literature and essays by authors from Africa and the African Diaspora. Facing both sexism and racism, black women needed to create their own identities and movements. The collection documents that effort from its beginnings. Many of the writings have been hidden in rare and hard to find texts, obscure typewritten documents, photocopied journals, and other fugitive sources. The writings present the woman's perspective on the diversity and development of black people generally, and in particular the works document the evolution of black feminism.