Africana WoManist scholarship is presented in the fields of literature, history, psychology, women studies and other disciplines, and involves various scholars. This just to name a few:
Hudson-Weems: Book Chapters/Articles
In all of Hudson-Weems articles, she demonstrates a refreshing breath of Africana scholarship. Always placing Africa at the center of her analyses, she emerges as a truly authentic Africana scholar, bent on interpreting the Black experience from the perspective of authentic Black life. Her writing is thorough, engaging and lucid. Her assessment of ideas is both accurate and timely. In fact, one could even say the Hudson-Weems in many instances, is ahead of times. That was certainly the case with her work on Emmett Till, as many now do not hesitate in calling Till's brutal lynching the catalyst of the Civil Rights Movement, even though traditionally Rosa Parks' demonstration was deemed unquestionably to be the beginning of the movement by all historians, as documented in her 1988 doctoral dissertation (U. of Iowa). In addition, her seminal work on Africana Womanism was likewise ahead of its time. The challenge that Hudson-Weems took up in the mid-eighties at The National Council for Black Studies caused a momentary uproar, but very soon, after hearing her present her position that Black women were not feminists, many of her colleagues were quick to reassess their position, saying that they always knew that something was wrong with feminism for them and that it just didn't quite fit. Whenever Hudson-Weems observed that something was not quite right, she would challenge it. Her scholarship reflects this inclination, as she has remained constant in her scholarly activities and has contributed greatly to her area of expertise.
Book Chapters/Articles (2001 forward) on these two subjects, Africana Womanism and Emmett Till, include:
(Retrieved November 6, 2009, from http://web.missouri.edu/~hudsonweemsc/)
Africana Woman: Her Story Through Time by Dr. Cynthia Jacobs Carter
NPR on The Tavis Smiley Show: 'Africana Woman: Her Story Through Time' Book Celebrates Centuries of Black Women's Triumphs (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1805897)
An Africana Womanism Bibliography
Common bonds from Africa to the U.S.: Africana womanist literary analysis, Betty Taylor Thompson. Western Journal of Black Studies. Pullman: Fall 2001. Vol. 25, Iss. 3: p. 177 (8 pages)
Lucy Terry Prince: The cultural and literary legacy of Africana womanism, April Langley. Western Journal of Black Studies. Pullman: Fall 2001. Vol. 25, Iss. 3; p. 153 (10 pages)
Reassessing Africana womanism: Continuity and change, Daphne W. Ntiri. Western Journal of Black Studies. Pullman: Fall 2001. Vol. 25. Iss. 3; p. 163 (5 pages)
Revisiting “What’s in a Name?”: Exploring the Contours of Africana Womanist Thought. vol. 27, Iss. 1. pp. 67-132.
Africana Womanism and African Feminism: A Philosophical Literary, and Cosmological Dialectic on Family. The Western Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 25, No. 3 (2001) pp. 168-176.
African Womanism: An Afrocentric Theory. Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 28, No. 5 (May 1998), pp. 515-539.
Come colour my rainbow: Themes of Africana womanism in the poetic vision of Audrey Kathryn Bullett, Ronald J. Stephens, Maureen Keaveny, Venetria K. Patton. Journal of Black Studies. Thousand Oaks: Mar 2002. Vol. 32, Iss. 4; p. 464 (16 pages)
Evelyn M. Simien and Nikol G. Alexander, “From Combahee to Africana Womanism: Mapping Feminist and Womanist Discourse in Black Politics” Conference Papers—American Political Science Assocation, 2004 Annual Meeting, Chicago, Il, pp. 1-17.
Africana Womanism in The Black Panther Party: A Personal Story, The Western Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 25, No. 3 (2001) pp. 146-152.
The Power and Glory of Africana Womanism, Chicago Tribune Co. (1994, Jun 12) p. 8
Taylor, U. (1998). As salaam alaikum my sister, peace be unto you: The Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the women who follow him. Race & Society, 1, 177-196.
West, C. S. (1996). Revisiting female activism in the 1960s: The Newark branch Nation of Islam. The Black Scholar, 26, 3-4