Black Women in White America: A Documentary History

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In their own voices in Black Women in White America, African-American women speak of themselves, their lives, ambitions, and struggles from the colonial period to the present day. Theirs are stories of oppression and survival, of family and community self-help, of inspiring heroism and grass-roots organizational continuity in the face of racism, economic hardship, and, far too often, violence. Their vivid accounts, their strong and insistent voices, make for inspiring reading, enriching our understanding of the American past.

  • 672 pages
  • paperback
  • 5.19 x 1.47 x 7.97 inches
  • by Gerda Lerner (Editor)

The Center for Women’s History new exhibition showcases approximately 45 objects from New-York Historical’s own Museum and Library collections to demonstrate how “women’s work” defies categorization. Curated by the Center for Women’s History curatorial staff and fellows. The Exhibition is on view July 21, 2023 - July 7, 2024. 

Item Number: 23140