Mary Ann Weathers

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Mary Ann Weathers wrote the essay "An Argument for Black Women’s Liberation as a Revolutionary Force," "one of the pioneering texts" of Black feminism.[1] In it she "challenges the black liberation movement to embrace women's liberation which she hopes would be responsive to the needs of all oppressed people."[2]

The essay was published in Cell 16's No Fun and Games: A Journal of Female Liberation in 1969[3] as well as in Leslie Tanner's 1970 Voices for Female Liberation, circulated among consciousness-raising groups in New York City in the 1970s,[2] and in other anthologies in the following decades.

Weathers was a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's Black Women's Liberation Committee.[4]


  1. ^ "Le Féminisme Noir". November 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Guy-Sheftall, Beverly, ed. (1995). Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought. New York: The New Press. p. 157. ISBN 1-56584-256-1. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Charléry, Hélène. Fillard, Claudette; Orazi, Françoise, eds. Exchanges and Correspondence: The Construction of Feminism. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. p. 268. ISBN 9781443824422. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Flannery, Kathryn Thoms (2005). Feminist Literacies, 1968-75. University of Illinois Press. p. 79. ISBN 9780252091230. Retrieved 4 October 2016.