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Alex Laughlin Black Feminist Emergence in the 1960s and 1970s Roth essentially describes the “vanguard center” of the Black feminist movement and its growth to prominence in the 1960s and 70s due to the second wave of feminism as well as the New Left movement. The Black feminists’ problem was threefold: they meant to combat gender, race, and class oppression. Black feminists were not nonexistent during the first wave of feminism; they were just not present at many white feminist rallies and meetings because they didn’t see them as valuing the same goals. The biggest problem that Black feminists had with the Black liberation group was that they tried to attain white, middle-class goals of what the family should be like, and that middle-class standard oppressed woman. 1. Why would the early Black feminists have been “too scared to come out honestly for black women’s’ liberation”? It was such a big task to conquer because there were three aspects that had to be dealt with. I’m sure many felt overwhelmed because they weren’t officially organized so they had no way of
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