Black Activist Mothering: A Historical Intersection of Race, Gender, and Class

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dc.contributor.author Bell McDonald, Katrina
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dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.uri http://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/937
dc.description.abstract The prevalence of poor health among young disadvantaged Black mothers and their children has prompted a revival of maternal activism among Black middle-class urban women. A study of the California-based "Birthing Project," founded in 1988, reveals that such activism is best understood as a modern-day version of Black activist mothering practiced by African-American clubwomen from the time of slavery to the early 1940s. This article demonstrates the legacy of "normative empathy" as a significant motivator for middle-class maternal activism and as a basis for a middle-class critique of Black mothering among the disadvantaged. en
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dc.publisher Hopkins Population Center en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Hopkins Population Center Papers on Population en
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dc.subject BLACKS en
dc.subject MOTHERS' CLUBS en
dc.subject SOCIOECONOMIC FACTORS en
dc.title Black Activist Mothering: A Historical Intersection of Race, Gender, and Class en
dc.type Working Paper en

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