“Black Women Will Rally!” Black Women, Intersectional Politics, and the 2016 Presidential Election

Lecture Description

This lecture will examine the role of black women in politics within the context of the 2016 presidential election. Specifically, it will examine the significance and historical emergence of black women as the “backbone” of the contemporary Democratic Party. Why are black women the most consistent and loyal voting group among the base of Democratic voters, and what does this mean for issues of race and gender in the present?


African American Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights

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