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Barbara Smith

Author, Activist, and Independent Scholar

Barbara Smith is best known for her innovating work as a critic, author, activist and lecturer. She was among the first to define an African American woman’s literary tradition and to build Black women’s studies and Black Feminism in the U.S. She is also the co-author of Yours in Struggle: Three Feminist Perspestives on Anti-Semitism…

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Barbara Smith is best known for her innovating work as a critic, author, activist and lecturer. She was among the first to define an African American woman’s literary tradition and to build Black women’s studies and Black Feminism in the U.S. She is also the co-author of Yours in Struggle: Three Feminist Perspestives on Anti-Semitism and Racism. Smith is a general editor of the Reader’s Companion to U.S. Women’s History. A collection of her essays, The Truth That Never Hurts: Writings on Race Gender, and Freedom was published in 1998.

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