“To ‘Joy My Freedom is one of my favorite books. It centers Black working class women in the city of Atlanta. A lot has changed since Tera Hunter’s book, but labor history is still primarily the history of white men; oftentimes women, especially women of color, are excluded or marginalized…Reading this book crystalized my determination to become a historian focused on Black women.” Read more...
The best books on African American Women’s History
Keisha N. Blain,