Good Mothers with Guns: Framing Black Womanhood in the Black Panther, 1968–1980

  title={Good Mothers with Guns: Framing Black Womanhood in the Black Panther, 1968–1980},
  author={Linda J. Lumsden},
  journal={Journalism \& Mass Communication Quarterly},
  pages={900 - 922}
  • L. Lumsden
  • Published 1 December 2009
  • Sociology
  • Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
This article examines the Black Panther Party newspaper's frames of black womanhood to explore larger questions about how social movement media construct social reality, create and maintain group identity, and counter hegemonic media. It uses framing and social movement theory to analyze the Black Panther's reframing of black womanhood from restrictive essentialist stereotypes to empowering portrayals of female resistance. The newspaper's evolving frame of black women makes it an important… 
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