Join us for an online event with Dianne M. Stewart
Thursday, Oct. 8 at 6:00 PM CDT
as she discusses her new book,
BLACK WOMEN, BLACK LOVE.
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*If you elect to attend the event, you will receive a link and password the morning of the event.*
You can pre-order BLACK WOMEN, BLACK LOVE below, or call us at (901) 922-5526, or stop by for your copy when the book releases on October 6!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
In this analysis of social history, examine the complex lineage of America’s oppression of Black companionship.
According to the 2010 US census, more than seventy percent of Black women in America are unmarried. BLACK WOMEN, BLACK LOVE reveals how four centuries of laws, policies, and customs have created that crisis.
Dianne Stewart begins in the colonial era, when slave owners denied Blacks the right to marry, divided families, and, in many cases, raped enslaved women and girls. Later, during Reconstruction and the ensuing decades, violence split up couples again as millions embarked on the Great Migration north, where the welfare system mandated that women remain single in order to receive government support. And no institution has forbidden Black love as effectively as the prison-industrial complex, which removes Black men en masse from the pool of marriageable partners.
Prodigiously researched and deeply felt, BLACK WOMEN, BLACK LOVE reveals how white supremacy has systematically broken the heart of Black America, and it proposes strategies for dismantling the structural forces that have plagued Black love and marriage for centuries.
Dianne Stewart is an associate professor of religion and African American studies at Emory University, where she created the course Black Love. She earned her MDiv from Harvard Divinity School and her PhD in systematic theology from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
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