When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America - Toward Interracial Cooperation Summary & Analysis

Paula Giddings
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By the 1920s, some White women realize the need to join Black women to achieve some specific goals. It's noted that this is not an effort at integration on the part of the Whites but that the Blacks believe there is a need for a higher level of equality. The Council for Interracial Cooperation is formed by men, but women aren't initially invited to participate with the apparent fear that Black women and White women couldn't work together. When the Black women host the White women, there's an initial shock as White women realize the Black women aren't deferring to them on the basis of race. At a meeting of the group in 1920 in Memphis, Tennessee, Charlotte Hawkins Brown says that the time of Black women's appreciation to Southern White women is past and insinuating that White women who are "crushing...

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