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By Treva B. Lindsey

Home to demonstrated African American associations and groups, Washington, D.C., provided ladies within the New Negro circulate a different surroundings for the struggle opposed to racial and gender oppression. Colored No More lines how African American girls of the late-nineteenth and early 20th century made major strides towards making the nation's capital a extra equivalent and dynamic city center.

Treva B. Lindsey offers New Negro womanhood as a multidimensional house that incorporated race ladies, blues ladies, moms, white collar execs, beauticians, fortune tellers, intercourse employees, same-gender undefined, artists, activists, and innovators. Drawing from those differing yet interconnected African American women's areas, Lindsey excavates a multifaceted city and cultural heritage of fight towards a imaginative and prescient of equality which can emerge and maintain itself. Upward mobility to equivalent citizenship for African American ladies encompassed demanding racial, gender, type, and sexuality prestige quos. Lindsey maps the intersection of those demanding situations and their position on the middle of recent Negro womanhood.


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