Bry Reed used Mellon funds to archives in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC in order to compile information about Black femmes (women, girls, etc.) who pioneered and innovated in the humanities. Throughout the weeks of this project, she gathered information and mapped out archives that were used to develop assignments and gather archival readings for “Introduction to Africana Studies” (Fall 2019). This material will highlight the contributions of writers, professors, and civic leaders who sit at the intersection of race, gender, and class. Moreover, each woman studied engaged in civil rights activism that illuminates the connection between theory and action in the Humanities.
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