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Sharon Harley

In: Gender, Families, and Close Relationships: Feminist Research Journeys

Chapter 9: Reclaiming Public Voice and the Study of Black Women's Work

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Reclaiming Public Voice and the Study of Black Women's Work
Reclaiming public voice and the study of black women's work
SharonHarley

Writing this chapter prompts me to recall recent references to Rosalyn Terborg-Penn and me as “pioneer historians” in the field of Black women's history and to contemplate how my professional development as a historian and a feminist scholar, to a considerable extent, parallels that of African American women's history. My journey as a student of African American women's history began when I was a graduate student first at Antioch College and later in the Department of History at Howard University. My research reclaiming for historical memory the lives of African American women became a site of resistance, a place for me to confront and condemn, intellectually ...

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