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Engendering the Grassroots

Engendering the Grassroots

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Engendering the Grassroots
Source:
Black Women against the Land Grab
Author(s):
Keisha-Khan Y. Perry
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816683239.003.0001

Chapter 1 focuses on the centrality of black women activists in social movements. Although oftentimes forgotten, they are the main political agents bringing attention to the violent nature of land expulsion in Salvador. Focusing on black women broadens the debate on how blacks mobilize against racial injustice in Brazilian cities.

Keywords:   Black women’s activism, Urban social movements, Brazil, Black politics, Latin American cities

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