Women, Race, & Class
A powerful study of the women’s liberation movement in the U.S., from abolitionist days to the present, that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders. From the widely revered and legendary political activist and scholar Angela Davis.
Longtime activist, author and political figure Angela Davis brings us this expose of the women’s movement in the context of the fight for civil rights and working class issues. She uncovers a side of the fight for suffrage many of us have not heard: the intimate tie between the anti-slavery campaign and the struggle for women’s suffrage. She shows how the racist and classist bias of some in the women’s movement have divided its own membership.
Davis’ message is clear: If we ever want equality, we’re gonna have to fight for it together.
Angela Y. Davis is a political activist, scholar, author, and speaker. She is an outspoken advocate for the oppressed and exploited. Her focus is writing on Black liberation, prison abolition, the intersections of race, gender, and class, as well as international solidarity with Palestine. Davis is the author of several books, including Women, Race, and Class, as well as Are Prisons Obsolete? She is the subject of the acclaimed documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners. Additionally, Davis is Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz.