“I have been longing for a book that can conceptually interweave the legacy of the Combahee River Collective, the long standing hostility by some in the black community toward the movie The Color Purple, and the political style of Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Black Feminist Politics from Kennedy to Clinton offers us a little known political history--it is required reading for any serious student and scholar of contemporary African American's women's political participation.
This book provides readers a new and valuable conceptual landscape of how African American feminists have engaged electoral and cultural politics despite consistent and powerful opposition. What a refreshing and much needed addition!”
Michele Tracy Berger, author of Workable Sisterhood: The Political Journey of Stigmatized Women with HIV/AIDS