Must I Be a Womanist?

@article{Coleman2006MustIB,
  title={Must I Be a Womanist?},
  author={Monica A. Coleman},
  journal={Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion},
  year={2006},
  volume={22},
  pages={85 - 96}
}
  • Monica A. Coleman
  • Published 24 April 2006
  • Education, Art
  • Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion
I’m a black female religious scholar, but I’m not sure I’m a womanist. I was a black feminist before I heard of “womanist.” I discovered black feminists in college when studying the black arts movements of the 1970s. I identifi ed black feminism with the 1970s—black power, poetry, literature, and defi ance. In my eyes, black feminists were radical, fi re-eating, justice-loving, law-defying women. Later in my college career, I came to the term womanist through literature. While writing a paper… 
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