Letters and Politics

Kimberle Crenshaw and the #SayHerName Movement

Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw teaches Civil Rights and other courses in critical race studies and constitutional law at UCLA School of Law and Columbia School of Law. Her primary scholarly interests center around race and the law, and she was a founder and has been a leader in the intellectual movement called Critical Race Theory. Crenshaw introduced the theory of intersectionality to feminist theory in the 1980’s. Although the concept of intersectionality was not new it was not formally recognized until Crenshaw’s theory.

And Göran Olsson, Swedish director and cinematographer, known for The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975. His recent film Concerning Violence narrates the events of African nationalist and independence movements in the 1960s and 1970s which challenged colonial and white minority rule. It’s based on Franta Fanon’s essay, Concerning Violence, from his 1961 book The Wretched of the Earth.

 

 

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