Black Feminist Quotes

Alice Walker 

Womanism is to feminism as purple is to lavender

Anna Julia Cooper

Only the BLACK WOMAN can say when and where I enter in the quiet undisputed dignity of my womanhood without violence and without suing or special patronage then and there the whole Negro race enters with me.

Assata Shakur

A revolutionary woman can’t have no reactionary man. If he’s not about liberation if he’s not about struggle if he ain’t about building a strong Black family if he ain’t about building a strong Black nation then he ain’t about nothing.

Audre Lorde

We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit because what was native has been stolen from us the love of Black women for each other

Cathy Cohen

There have always been radical Black women or radical women engaged in mobilization organizing and leadership. We know that is not new.

June Jordan

I am a feminist and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.

Patricia Hill Collins

Developing Black feminist thought as critical social theory involves including the ideas of Black women not previously considered intellectualsmany of whom may be working-class women with jobs outside academia as well as those ideas emanating from more formal, legitimated scholarship

Toni Morrison

I merged those two words black and feminist because I was surrounded by black women who were very tough and who always assumed they had to work and rear children and manage homes.

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