Legal Miller 2010 Mobilization

Title Information


Speaker: Althea Legal-Miller

Title: Dorothy Height and Women’s Civil Rights Mobilization against Jailhouse Abuses

Subtitle: -

Conference: 41st Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (March 18-21, 2010)

Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Date: March 2010

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | U.S. History | Society: Civil Rights Movement; Types: Interracial Rape, Prison Rape



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Speaker: Althea Legal-Miller, Institute of the Americas, University College London

Abstract: »During the 1960s, thousands of black female civil rights protesters entered the notoriously dangerous space of the southern jail for mass civil rights disobedience. Informed by the long history of white male on black female rape and sexual abuse, this paper considers how jails were not only strategic and symbolic sites of civil rights activism, but also spaces that heightened black women and girls vulnerability to sexualized violence by white sheriffs, police officers, and jail/prison guards. Aided by black feminist theory, the paper examines how intersectional oppressions converged to produce gendered experiences of imprisonment, and draws attention to the prevalence and ideological coherence of sexualized violence against black female activists during the movement.« (Source: All Academic Research)

Wikipedia: African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–68), Dorothy Height


Added: January 10, 2015 – Last updated: January 10, 2015