How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective

How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective Review

The Combahee River Collective, a group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizations to develop out of the anti-racist and women's liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s. In this collection, founding members of the organization and contemporary activists reflect on the legacy of its contributions to black feminism and its impact on today's struggles.

Title:How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective
Edition Language:English

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  • Michael

    Succinct and precise, How We Get Free reflects on the political legacy of the Combahee River Collective, a group of radical Black feminists active throughout the seventies. The collection includes the...

  • Nina

    "I'm not nostalgic. I'm looking back to mine the past for what it can help us with right now, and for what it can help us pass on and create. And I still feel part of creation. When people start talki...

  • Shirleen R

    Brief impression: Loved this collection. LOVED! Why? Back to basics. Back to fundamentals. Back to clear articulations of "what do we believe" and "why?" Sure, blame my displeasure with the ever-prese...

  • Gretchen

    Yep, loved everything about this. Required reading for white feminists. ...

  • Bryan Cebulski

    I went into How We Get Free expecting a more historical approach, using the oral histories of Combahee's founders to weave a brief narrative about what the collective did and how it came to be. Instea...

  • K

    It feels good to get back to reading after a two week hiatus. I really, really, really enjoyed this book. So many highlights and tabs, and writing in the margins after just one read. I totally plan on...

  • Leah Rachel von Essen

    A superb book gathering together voices from the Combahee River Collective as well as current voices of black feminism and the Black Lives Matter movement. Digs into the ways that these movements are ...

  • Lois

    This wasn't what I was expecting. This weaves the history in with the current political climate seamlessly....

  • Becky

    I bought this book as a gift for my sister at her request and in doing so acquired the ebook for free - to my delight as the topic sounded highly interesting. I didn't realize that the bulk of the boo...

  • Sian Lile-Pastore

    This was so great! I learned so much and my brain was fizzing!LWhile it's about black queer women coming together in the 1970s it's also about the work we have to do today. Loved it....