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From the Swann Galleries catalogue for their recent “Printed and Manuscript African Americana” auction. (Estimated at $1,500-$2,500, the photo sold for $10K)
"A group photograph of the nine Scottsboro Boys with their attorneys Juanita E. Jackson, and Laura Kellum, sent by the NAACP to assure the boys that they would not be abandoned. Jackson was the first African-American woman to pass the bar in the state of Maryland. This photo was taken by a Crisis Magazine photographer and appeared in the pages of the January 1937 issue."

From the Swann Galleries catalogue for their recent “Printed and Manuscript African Americana” auction. (Estimated at $1,500-$2,500, the photo sold for $10K)

"A group photograph of the nine Scottsboro Boys with their attorneys Juanita E. Jackson, and Laura Kellum, sent by the NAACP to assure the boys that they would not be abandoned. Jackson was the first African-American woman to pass the bar in the state of Maryland. This photo was taken by a Crisis Magazine photographer and appeared in the pages of the January 1937 issue."

the book about how organized resistance to sexual terrorism led to the modern civil-rights movement is very high on my to-read list: check out this NPR interview about THE DARK END OF THE STREET: BLACK WOMEN, RAPE & RESISTANCE, A NEW HISTORY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT FROM ROSA PARKS TO BLACK POWER

the book about how organized resistance to sexual terrorism led to the modern civil-rights movement is very high on my to-read list: check out this NPR interview about THE DARK END OF THE STREET: BLACK WOMEN, RAPE & RESISTANCE, A NEW HISTORY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT FROM ROSA PARKS TO BLACK POWER

freedwoman, fiber artist and cultural activist Xenobia Bailey: “This is serious business, it may look like some kind of decorative or surface design or something, but I’m trying to break out.”

Freedwomen ANGELA DAVIS & TONI MORRISON speaking on “Frederick Douglass: Literacy, Libraries and Liberation” was an inspiring convergence at the New York Public Library. The archived video of the conversation is available for purchase here

Is man free or is he not? Ought he be free or ought not he be free? The history of Black Literature provides, in my opinion, a much more illuminating account of the nature of freedom, its extent and limits, than all the philosophical discourses on this theme in the history of Western society. Why? For a number of reasons. First of all, because Black literature in this country and throughout the world projects the consciousness of a people who have been denied entrance into the real world of freedom.

—freedwoman ANGELA DAVIS, from “Lectures on Liberation.” Reprinted in her new critical edition of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself

'Give light and people will find the way.' — freedwoman ELLA BAKER

'Give light and people will find the way.' — freedwoman ELLA BAKER

alice coltrane, on ptah, the el daoud: ‘sometimes on earth we don’t have to wait for death to go through a sort of purging, a purification.’

alice coltrane, on ptah, the el daoud‘sometimes on earth we don’t have to wait for death to go through a sort of purging, a purification.’

a message from freedwoman NINA SIMONE

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