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Witnesses to Inspiration


Introductory essays by Jennifer Abod, Eve Oishi, and Holly Smith, the editors 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.) Also included is a piece by Lore/tta LeMaster, a former student of Bowen’s and M. Jacqui Alexander, a close friend and co-conspirator. These essays describe the authors’ personal and professional connections with Bowen and situate the special issue in relation to their fields of expertise, including International Women’s and Gender Studies and Black Archival Feminist Practice.