Multiple Jeopardy, Multiple Consciousness: The Context of a Black Feminist Ideology

  title={Multiple Jeopardy, Multiple Consciousness: The Context of a Black Feminist Ideology},
  author={Deborah K. King},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={42 - 72}
  • Deborah K. King
  • Published 1 October 1988
  • History
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
Black women have long recognized the special circumstances of our lives in the United States: the commonalities that we share with all women, as well as the bonds that connect us to the men of our race. We have also realized that the interactive oppressions that circumscribe our lives provide a distinctive context for black womanhood. For us, the notion of double jeopardy is not a new one. Near the end of the nineteenth century, Anna Julia Cooper, who was born a slave and later became an… 
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