Nannie Helen Burroughs: 'the black goddess of liberty.'(Vindicating the Race: Contributions to African-American Intellectual History)

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Author: Sharon Harley
Date: Annual 1996
From: The Journal of Negro History(Vol. 81, Issue 1-4)
Publisher: Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc.
Document Type: Article
Length: 5,328 words

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Nannie Helen Burroughs reflected on many of the class, race and gender pressures suffered by blacks in the early 20th century in her works. However, while she was a key figure in the black political, economic and social arena during the period, Burroughs is conspicuously absent from most contemporary stories and histories of African-American intellectuals and leaders. Such marginalization of her intellectual work may be due to her strong feminist leanings, her belief in the dignity of manual labor and her view that working class African-Americans should play a central role in uplifting the black race.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A21140183