Members of Combahee River Collective at the March and Rally for Bellana Borde against Police Brutality (Boston, January 15, 1980)

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Title

Members of Combahee River Collective at the March and Rally for Bellana Borde against Police Brutality (Boston, January 15, 1980)

Date

15 January 1980

Description

Members of the Combahee River Collective take part in a March and Rally for Bellana Borde (15 January 1980) to protest police brutality directed at communities of color in Boston, Massachusetts.

In December 1979, Borde was arrested for trespassing and assaulting a police officer (charges that were later dropped). In turn, Borde filed complaints of assault and battery against a Boston police officer involved in her arrest--a two-day trial ended in acquittal of the officer. The Combahee River Collective was a Black feminist collective active in Boston from 1974 to 1980. They are known for developing the Combahee River Collective Statement.

From left to right: Beverly Smith, Barbara Smith, two unidentified women.

With thanks to Susan Fleischmann for additional metadata (28 January 2021).

Creator

Fleischmann, Susan

Subject

African American women
Combahee River Collective
Feminism

Publisher

The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston

Rights

Photo credit: Susan Fleischmann. Copyright restrictions may apply. Email info@historyproject.org for more information.

Type

Image

Format

image/tiff

Identifier

GCN.ORG.00205

Original Format

black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

5 x 7" horizontal

Citation

Fleischmann, Susan, “Members of Combahee River Collective at the March and Rally for Bellana Borde against Police Brutality (Boston, January 15, 1980),” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed April 17, 2021, https://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/14.

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