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The Truth That Never Hurts: Writings on Race, Gender, and Freedom brings together more than two decades of literary criticism and political thought about gender, race, sexuality, power, and social change. As one of the first writers in the United States to claim black feminism for black women, Barbara Smith has done groundbreaking work in defining black women’s literary tr ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by Rutgers University Press (first published 1998)
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This was one of the authors mentioned in Love and Struggle: My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground, and Beyond. I needed another book and it was available, and voila.

Through a collection of writing throughout her career, Barbara Smith manages to paint a picture of how being a Black lesbian feminist changed from the 70's through the 90's. She described herself as a literature professor, which probably explains why her writing is so clear. Some of her experiences left me breathless with empatheti
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Barbara Smith (born in 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American lesbian feminist and socialist who has played a significant role in building and sustaining Black Feminism in the United States. Since the early 1970s she has been active as a critic, teacher, lecturer, author, scholar, and publisher of Black feminist thought. She has also taught at numerous colleges and universities over the last twen ...more
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