MORRIS, Catherine; HOCKLEY, Rujeko (eds.)
We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85. A Sourcebook
Sourcebook accompanying the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 at the Brooklyn Museum from April 21 through September 17, 2017, showcasing the work of black women artists such as Emma Amos, Maren Hassinger, Senga Nengudi, Lorraine O'Grady, Howardena Pindell, Faith Ringgold, and Betye Saar. It republishes an array of rare and little-known documents from the period by artists, writers, cultural critics, and art historians such as Gloria Anzaldúa, James Baldwin, bell hooks, Lucy R. Lippard, Audre Lorde, Toni Morrison, Lowery Stokes Sims, Alice Walker, and Michelle Wallace. These documents include articles, manifestos, and letters from significant publications as well as interviews, some of which are reproduced in facsimile form. The Sourcebook also includes archival materials, rare ephemera, and an art-historical overview essay. Helping readers to move beyond standard narratives of art history and feminism, this volume will ignite further scholarship while showing the true breadth and diversity of black women’s engagement with art, the art world, and politics from the 1960s to the 1980s. [publisher's note]
See also the companion We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85. New Perspectives.