8 Black Women Why Did They Die?

Title

8 Black Women Why Did They Die?

Date

circa 1978-1979

Description

The title on the cover is "8 Black Women Why Did They Die" but there is a stylistic treatment to note that this is a possible third version of the pamphlet, with the word "Six" having been crossed out and the number "7" having been crossed out. This implies that first six, then seven, and now eight Black women have died.

On page 1: "This pamphlet was prepared by the Combahee River Collective, a Boston Black Feminist Organization." The interior pages of the pamphlet include a poem called "with no immediate cause" by ntozake shange that appeared in her book "nappy edges," which was published in 1978 by St. Martin's Press. The authors also provide guidance on self protection and a list of community organizations and resources related to violence against women.

Creator

Combahee River Collective

Subject

People of colour (LGBTQ); Third World people (LGBTQ); Lesbians; Intersectionality; Boston (Mass.)

Contributor

shange, ntozake

Publisher

The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston (digital record)

Rights

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Type

Text

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Identifier

thp-org-combahee-river-collective-1

Citation

Combahee River Collective, “8 Black Women Why Did They Die?,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed August 11, 2020, https://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/591.

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