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Autobiography As Activism Three Black Women of the Sixties Free read æ 104 A study of three Black Power narratives as instruments for radical social change Angela Davis Assata Shakur aka JoAnne Chesimard and Elaine Brown are the only women activists of the Black Power movement who have published book length autobiographies In bearing witness to that era these militant newsmakers wrote in part to educate and to mobilize their anticipated readers In this way Davis's Angela Davis An Autobiography 1974 Shakur's Assata 1987 and Brown's A Taste of Power A Black Woman's Story 1992 can all be read as extensions of the writers' political activism during the 1960s Margo V Perkins's critical analysis of their books is less a history of the movement or of women's involvement in it than an exploration of the politics of storytel Introductionpxvii In her own collection of autobiographical reflections Storyteller Leslie Marmon Silko perhaps expresses this phenomenon best when she poetically writes As with any generationThe oral tradition depends upon each personListening and remembering a portionAnd it is together All of us remembering what we have heard together That creates the whole story The long story of the people 1 I am We Black Women Activists Writing Autobiographyp7 These expectations which collectively shape a genre of writing I call political autobiography after Davis coining of the term are implicitly revealed in the work of other activists as well as critics of resistance literature They included the following 1 that the autobiographer will emphasize the story of the struggle over her own personal ordeals2 that she will use her own story both to document a history of the struggle and to further its political agenda 3 that she will provide a voice for the voiceless4 that she will honor strategic silences in order to protect the integrity of the struggle as well as the welfare of other activists5 that she will expose oppressive conditions and the repressive tactics of the state6 and that she will use the autobiography as a form of political intervention to educate as broad an audience as possible to the situation and issues at stake2 Literary Antecedents in the Struggle for Freedomp21 The history of African American writing bears witness not only to the experience of oppression but just as importantly to a continuum of individual and collective resistance This continuum or movement toward liberation has always consisted of many different impulses p32 One of the most striking parallels to the condition of slavery is what these three women write about the experiences of the police detention and incarceration The combination of physical abuse and mental torture prisons seek foremost to break the spirit of political prisoners the use of shackling the reality of constant surveillance the exploitation of inmate labor the enforced separation of mothers and their children and other human rights abuses suggest clear parallels between the prison system and the institution of chattel slavery Shakur in fact makes the parallel explicit noting that the labor of prisoners can be extracted legally under the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution without remunerationThere is a clear parallel between the vulnerability slaves experienced in captivity and the vulnerability contemporary political prisoners endure in detention 3 On Becoming Activists Reflections on Their Formative Experiencesp41 There is perhaps no literary from conductive than autobiography to activists efforts to emphatically link the personal to the political In her essay Feminist Politicization A Comment bell hooks proposes that there is much exciting work to be done when we use confession and memory as a way to theorize experience to deepen our awareness as part of the process of radical politicization hooks Talking Back 110 The autobiographical form allows activists to offer as models for understanding imitating and critiuing their own processes of coming into revolutionary consciousness Narratives like Davis Shakur s and Brown s as hooks might argue illuminate the conditions that enable the construction of radical black subjectivity as well as the obstacles that impede its development hooks Black Looks 565 Gender and Power Dynamics in 1960s Black Nationalist Strugglep102 Effectively challenging or dismantling structures of domination first reuires an awareness of how one participates in them that is how one s individual actions and values function either to maintain or to disrupt dominant forms

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Autobiography As Activism Three Black Women of the Sixties Free read æ 104 Told by their male counterparts and in doing so hint at how the present and future can be made less catastrophic because of women's involvement The multiple complexities of the Black Power movement become evident in reading these women's narratives against each other as well as against the sometimes strikingly different accounts of their male counterparts As Davis Shakur and Brown recount events in their lives they dispute mainstream assumptions about race class and gender and reveal how the Black Power struggle profoundly shaped their respective identities Recipient of Mississippi University for Women's Eudora Welty Prize 1999 Margo V Perkins is an assistant professor of English and American studies at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticu Very educating and thoughtful in its connections but to me the title is ill fitting The author occasionally drifts and spends pages on a vaguely related tangent regarding autobiographies outside of the intended study That being said I would definitely be interested in the same type of analysis purposefully broadened to include activists of the same era

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Autobiography As Activism Three Black Women of the Sixties Free read æ 104 Ling for activists who choose to write their lives Perkins examines how activists use autobiography to connect their lives to those of other activists across historical periods to emphasize the link between the personal and the political and to construct an alternative history that challenges dominant or conventional ways of knowing The histories constructed by these three women call attention to the experiences of women in revolutionary struggle particularly to the ways their experiences have differed from men's The women's stories are told from different perspectives and provide different insights into a movement that has been much studied from the masculine perspective At times they fill in complement challenge or converse with the stories College level students of black history will find this an important study of women and activism providing a portrait of three black women of the sixties Angela Davis Assata Shakur and Elaine Brown who were the only activists to have published book length autobiographies Her study of their books provides an important exploration of activists and biographical writing All though Dr Perkins book was good in that it educated her readers

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  • Autobiography As Activism Three Black Women of the Sixties
  • Margo V. Perkins
  • English
  • 15 October 2020
  • 9781578062645