By Whitney Battle-Baptiste
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So, the way that many young women of African descent were introduced to feminist theory was through the ideal of Womanism, that not only challenged mainstream ideas of feminism, but dismissed it as a movement that did not include us. We as young women of African descent had benefitted from our grandmothers’, mothers’ and aunts’ struggles during the Civil Rights Movement, the Women’s Liberation Movement, etc. So, we never really understood what it was like to be denied a job based on our gender or not having the ability to question what was fair pay.
However, the other incredible thing that I have learned since my dissertation project, is how these seemingly disparate forms of labor all met back home in the quarters, and archaeologically, I have evidence that at central places there were gatherings of women, men, elders and children, all sharing in domestic and social production in ways that can be overlooked by the analysis of captive life through documents. Ultimately, captive African families differed from those of both their African homelands and their Euroamerican captors.
Therefore, the Black literary tradition is often a response to the conventional representation of women of African descent in their own words. Patton addresses this issue in her discussion of Black women’s fiction: “Just as female slaves developed a different conception of gender identity, later Black women writers created a different means of approaching the subject. Often Black women writers did not find the methods of white women writers fully satisfying because they were working with different ideas about gender as well as different receptions of their gender” (2000: xiv).
Black Feminist Archaeology by Whitney Battle-Baptiste