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When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America Chapter Summary & Analysis - A Search for Self Summary

Paula Giddings
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As the quest for equality continues, there's a need for a definition of the word. Social reforms include gender equality and the right to birth control, which, unfortunately, turns into a campaign to keep the unintelligent from procreating. Members of the Daughters of the Confederacy plan to erect a monument to the "Black mammies" of the South, a proposal that garners anger from the Blacks who are trying to rise above the stereotype. There's suddenly an increased emphasis on beauty and men come to respect the ideals of virtue and innocence.

There is a rush of beauty products and a woman named Madame C.J. Walker emerges on the scene with a hair thickening product. Her enterprise grows to employ five thousand Black women selling her products, working in a laboratory environment and mixing the products. It's noted that...

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