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Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.

Treva B. Lindsey


Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C. examines the expressive culture of African American women in Washington, D.C. during the early twentieth century. Honing in on the intellectual and cultural strivings of African American women communities in New Negro era Washington, I unveil a city in which African American women sought to configure themselves as authorial subjects. Between 1860 and 1930, the population of black women in Washington increased from 8.402 to 69,843. Over the course of seventy years of African American women’s migration to the nation’s capital, nume ... More

Keywords: black women, New Negro, Washington D.C, black public sphere, beauty, suffrage, activism, urban history, feminism, African American, Jim Crow

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780252041020
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252041020.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Treva B. Lindsey, author
The Ohio State University