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When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America Summary
Paula Giddings

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When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America Summary

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Throughout history, there have been Black women who played vital roles in the quest for racial and gender equality. As these women take the forefront, they deal with a lack of respect, an inner struggle to live up to their various roles, and even violence, but press onward despite the obstacles. Among these are Ida B. Wells and Mary Church Terrell. Both women are aware that lynchings are common in the South and that there should be something done about it. Both are impacted personally when a mutual friend, Thomas Moss, is lynched for no reason other than he'd founded a successful business. Moss's final words, a message to Blacks of Memphis, Tennessee, implore them to leave the area of lawlessness and go westward.

The roles of women impact every aspect of life, long before women are given the right to vote. Ironically, it's the right to vote...

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