Unending Crisis - Ida B. Wells, Black Lives Matter, and Intellectual Genealogy
Barnes, Aida, Government - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia
Balfour, Katharine, Department of Politics, University of Virginia
This paper puts the work of the women who created Black Lives Matter into conversation with the reporting of Ida B. Wells. It explores the motivating themes and ideas that drive their respective movements, including notions of intersectionality. It also addresses Wells's place within the canon of African-American political thought, and interrogates the rhetorical effectiveness of her writing vis-a-vis that of Black Lives Matter.
MA (Master of Arts)
Black Lives Matter, respectability, political theory, intersectionality, rhetoric, race relations, equality, race, liberty, feminism, Ida B. Wells
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