A Black radical feminist organization of the 1970s, the Combahee River Collective outline their political ideology in their organization’s statement. They argue that race, gender and class oppression intersect to form new levels of inequalities experienced by Black women.
In response to the 1967 Detroit Race Riots (which took place during the “Long, hot summer of 1967”) the Northwest Community Organization worked to address some of the underlying issues that persisted in urban areas, like residential segregation.
This text by bell hooks shares her experiences involving her upbringing, space, culture, family and more in order to reflect about her identity, community and aesthetics of Blackness. hooks also emphasizes freeing the creative spirit, supporting artistic expression and acknowledging social hierarchies, the African diaspora and cultural production.
In her speech, Davis calls the people to deeply reflect about American patriotism, the lie that is rooted within this concept. She calls people to make the connection between the Vietnam war, the oppression of Black and Brown people and the exploitation of white workers in the United States.