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dc.contributor.authorBell McDonald, Katrina
dc.date.accessioned2006-10-26T20:51:57Z
dc.date.available2006-10-26T20:51:57Z
dc.date.issued1997
dc.identifier.urihttp://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/937
dc.description.abstractThe 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.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherHopkins Population Centeren
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHopkins Population Center Papers on Populationen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWP97-04en
dc.subjectBLACKSen
dc.subjectMOTHERS' CLUBSen
dc.subjectSOCIOECONOMIC FACTORSen
dc.titleBlack Activist Mothering: A Historical Intersection of Race, Gender, and Classen
dc.typeWorking Paperen


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