"Our stories, our voices, our lives, are too often disregarded, marginalized and left on the cutting floors of films, the editing screens of books, while archivists have ignored us. This archive will be a game changer by preserving and showcasing the intellectual and activist contributions of Black Feminists for all eternity.” - Irma McClaurin
To raise awareness of the profound contributions to scholarship and activism made by Black Feminists, the Department of Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) and the W.E.B. Du Bois Center at the UMass Amherst Libraries have joined with Dr. Irma McClaurin in establishing the Irma McClaurin Black Feminist Archive. The goal of the Black Feminist Archive is to lay the foundation for more inclusive histories in the future by documenting the lives and work of a vibrant community of Black women activists and scholars.
Carolyn is slated to have several publications included in this archive, which is Just now being assembled.
Stay tuned for more information and for links to the updated archive...