Title

“Seeking a Now That Can Breed Futures”: Intergenerational Learning, Black Female Activism, and Survival

Document Type

Abstract

Publication Date

11-14-2014

Abstract

This paper explores the role of intergenerational learning in the lives of Black female teenage activists in Detroit. The research reveals that the decision, which is often based on intergenerational relationships, to become involved in activist efforts as well as in community enrichment is deliberate and empowering. These intergenerational relationships that often lead to activism are central to survival in spaces that enforce the paradoxical hypervisibility and invisibility of the Black female.

Comments

Presented at the National Women's Studies Association's, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 13-16, 2014.


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