Monday, October 14, 2013
Famous Black Feminists You Never Learned About in School: Amy Jacques Garvey
As you might have guessed, Amy Jacques Garvey (1895-1973) was the wife of Marcus Garvey. On her own, she was a leading Pan-Africanist and Black Nationalist. Her feminist contribution came in the form of highlighting the voices of Black women by publishing their writings in a column of the newspaper “The Negro World.” After her husband was expelled from the U.S., she came to lead the United Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), advocating and raising funds on its behalf.
from Black History Month: 4 Famous Black Feminists You Never Learned About in School