Combahee River Collective Statement

Written in 1977 by the Combahee River Collective, a Black lesbian feminist organization from Boston, the statement directly highlighted issues that affected the Queer individuals and collectives within the Black community. It was an incredibly important piece in highlighting the intersectionality of racism, sexism, and homophobia, emphasizing issues not just outside of the Black community, but also within the Black community.

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Black feminism

Class of feminism that emphasizes the intersectionality of class, racial, and gender oppression (important progenitor or intersectionality), with emphasis on Black women and how they are affected by the social paradigm of the United States (and elsewhere throughout the world); main point of Combahee River Collective Statement.slide-6