#SayHerName Loudly: How Black Girls Are Leading #BlackLivesMatter

Ileana Jiménez

Abstract


In the style of a black feminist roundtable, black girls at LREI (Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School), the famous progressive school from which Angela Davis was graduated in 1961, discuss the ways in which they are leading the #BlackLivesMatter movement by using an intersectional feminist lens to create poetry and film to resist systems of oppression and to #SayHerName as well as their own.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/rt.2016.310

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