Members of Combahee River Collective take part in the March for Bellana Borde, circa 1979 or 1980

Title

Members of Combahee River Collective take part in the March for Bellana Borde, circa 1979 or 1980

Date

circa 1979 or 1980

Description

Members of the Combahee River Collective take part in a March for Bellana Borde (late 1979 or early 1980, according to information written on the back of the photograph) 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.

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 take part in the March for Bellana Borde, circa 1979 or 1980,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed November 12, 2018, https://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/14.

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