// All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men: But Some of Us Are Brave, 2nd Edition //

Edited by Akasha (Gloria T.) Hull, Patricia Bell-Scott, and Barbara Smith

Curriculum Materials Book Award, Women Educators, Inc.
Citation, Research on Women Special Interest Group,
American Educational Research Association
Named to Black Issues Book Review
List of “Books that Made the Century Great”

Originally published in 1982, All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women’s Studies is the first comprehensive collection of black feminist scholarship. Featuring contributions from Alice Walker and the Combahee River Collective, this book is vital to today’s conversation on race and gender in America. With an afterword from Salon columnist Brittney Cooper.

Praise for But Some of Us Are Brave

“Exciting! Affirmations and the beginning of a new era, where the ‘women’ in the women’s studies will no longer mean ‘white.’”


“This is necessary bread for women of all colors. The essays contain not only fact and durable resources, but some of the best writing I’ve seen around.”


“Thank you for But Some of Us Are Brave. Love and Joy and Pride—communion.”


“But Some of Us Are Brave will serve as a catalytic as well as comprehensive document about what we know at the beginning of the 1980s about black women in America.”

—<em>MS.</em> MAGAZINE

“An innovative . . . imaginative conceived, painstakingly prepared and conscientiously edited.”


“An excellent resource for curriculum designers, researchers, and high school and college teachers in the humanities and social sciences.”


“But Some of Us Are Brave displays the originality that Black women can bring to their own research and scholarship. This anthology marks the beginning of an attempt to rectify the dearth of published information concerning Black women in this country.”


“But Some of Us Are Brave is the most comprehensive source book on the history and artistry of black women to date . . . To read it, as a black woman, is to quite literally be born again.”


“A very rich collection of resources.”


“This ground-breaking collection provides hours of enjoyment for the general reader and a wealth of materials needed to develop course units on black women, political theory, literary essays on major writers, guidelines for consciousness-raising about racism, and surveys of black women’s contributions to the blues. ‘Important and innovative.’”


“The collection will certainly rank high as a significant source of information on Black Women’s Studies.”


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