How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective

How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective

by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Editor)

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Overview

Winner of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction



The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizations to develop out of the antiracist and women’s liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s. In this collection of essays and interviews edited by activist-scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, founding members of the organization and contemporary activists reflect on the legacy of its contributions to Black feminism and its impact on today’s struggles.


Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. Her book From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation won the 2016 Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book. Her articles have been published in Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, Jacobin, New Politics, The Guardian, In These Times, Black Agenda Report, Ms., International Socialist Review, and other publications. Taylor is Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608468553
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 12/05/2017
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 149,874
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. Her book From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation won the 2016 Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book. Her articles have been published in Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, Jacobin, New Politics, the Guardian, In These Times, Black Agenda Report, Ms., International Socialist Review, and other publications. Taylor is assistant professor in the department of African American Studies at Princeton University.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

The Combahee River Collective Statement 15

Barbara Smith 29

Beverly Smith 71

Demita Frazier 111

Alicia Garza 145

Comments Barbara Ransby 177

Acknowledgments 185

Contributor Biographies 187

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