Public Lecture by Ula Taylor, the Class of 1960 Chair in Undergraduate Education and Professor of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley
"The patriarchal structure of the Nation of Islam (NOI) promised black women the prospect of finding a provider and a protector among the organization’s men, who were fiercely committed to these masculine roles. Black women’s experience in the NOI, however, has largely remained on the periphery of scholarship. Here, Ula Taylor documents their struggle to escape the devaluation of black womanhood while also clinging to the empowering promises of patriarchy. Taylor shows how, despite being relegated to a lifestyle that did not encourage working outside of the home, NOI women found freedom in being able to bypass the degrading experiences connected to labor performed largely by working-class black women and in raising and educating their children in racially affirming environments." For more information, visit https://www.uncpress.org/book/9781469633930/the-promise-of-patriarchy/
Sponsored by the African and African American Studies Program, Department of History, Department of Religion, and The Leslie Center for the Humanities
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