A section of a Special Issue of the Journal of International Women’s Studies dedicated to pioneering Black Lesbian Feminist scholar, activist, artist, teacher Angela Bowen, Ph.D. (1936-2018.) The special issue contains sample materials from Bowen’s archive, which will be housed at Spelman College, including writings, audio and video of speeches, and photos documenting her career as a dancer, her friendship with and scholarship on Audre Lorde, her activism on Black lesbian and gay issues, and her career in Women’s Studies, among other topics. This section focuses on Bowen’s work using the arts as a form of community organizing and civil rights work for Black and gay and lesbian issues from the 1960s to the 1990s in New Haven and Boston through organizations like the Bowen-Peters School of Dance, the National Coalition of Black Lesbians and Gays, and the feminist journal Sojourner.
Oishi, Eve and Abod, Jennifer
Arts as Community and Civil Rights.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 22(8), 65-67.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol22/iss8/26