Tag Archives: Arkansas

Before They Had Bootstraps: A Case Study of Intergenerational Black Women’s Activism in Rural Arkansas, 1880 – 1944

Examines the everyday activism and achievements of four generations of Black Arkansas women to cultivate and embrace homemade citizenship in their words and deeds while facing white aggression within the historical context of slavery, reconstruction, Black Codes, and Jim Crow. Continue reading

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Annie Zachary Pike: Arkansas Homemaker, Farmer and Politician

Pike exemplifies the underexplored activism of Black rural Arkansas women. Continue reading

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Refugee from the Plantation South: Marie Wilson’s Flight from Privilege to Notoriety

Marie Wilson rejected the rigid world of the plantation and embraced an unorthodox and worldly lifestyle. Continue reading

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