Category Archives: Africana Women Philosophers

Phillis Wheatley Peters: Negotiating Homelessness through Poetry

Phillis Wheatley Peters was born circa 1753 in Africa. At the age of 7 or thereabouts she was captured and transported to the coast where she was sold to a slaver on his way to Boston. The ship that transported … Continue reading

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Africana Women Philosophers at ENN

The Extending New Narratives blog has a an Africana women philosophers section with a post on Mary Ann Shadd Cary and forthcoming posts on Nísia Floresta and Phillis Wheatley which can currently be read on the New Narratives facebook page.

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A Feminist History of Philosophy Mystery

Literary (or philosophical) historical research always seems adventurous in novels. The researcher finds a mysterious manuscript in some beautiful old library, then has to travel to exotic places to discover more, falls in love, experiences danger, then comes out the … Continue reading

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Anna Julia Cooper on the Monstruum Horrendum , and the silencing effect of Hume and Comte

Note: rather than post a biographical notice of Cooper, or a general overview of her philosophy, I thought I would concentrate on parts of her work. That is because of the richness of that work, and also because there is … Continue reading

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Philobloggers wanted! #Africana Women Philosophers

If you would like to write a guest post for the #Africana Women Philosophers series on this blog, please get in touch! I still need posts for the following women: Harriet Jacobs (1813 or 1815 – 1897) Frances Harper (1825-1911) Anna Julia … Continue reading

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Guest post by Stefan M. Wheelock on Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Why We Should Keep A Watchful Eye on American Sympathies: A Warning from Ida B. Wells-Barnett.  Stefan M. Wheelock  We have leapt headlong into a global racial reckoning. The question is: will it last? Even as the nation grapples with … Continue reading

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Sojourner Truth (1797-1883)

LIFE Born Isabella, (Belle) to James and Elizabeth Baumfree in 1797, slave to a Dutch family in New York State. Sold at the age of nine, she was forced to learn English to communicate with her new masters. She was … Continue reading

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Maria W. Stewart

The collection of essays and speeches I read calls Stewart America’s First Black Woman Political Writer. Maria W. Stewart published her first piece in Garrisson’s The Liberator in October 1831, ten years before Frederick Douglass met Garrisson and gave his … Continue reading

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Mary Prince: A History of Mary Prince.

This is the first in a series of posts on Africana women philosophers. It’s very much a work in progress, and I invite any one who is able and willing to contribute to it, either by sending me material to … Continue reading

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Africana Women Philosophers

A series of posts in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting here about the lives and works of women philosophers belonging to the Africana tradition. By Africana, I mean, following … Continue reading

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