But Some of Us Are Brave

The Work of Rebecca Hall, JD, PhD

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Not Killing Me Softly: African American Women in Slave Revolts —

“African American women participated in and led slave revolts. They fought on slave ships during the Middle Passage. They took up weapons and fought in revolt after revolt after revolt in the United States. Mainstream history books want you to believe this did not happen.” Published in” Vol. 1, Issue 2 of The Freedom Center Journal, a […]

ClexaCon, Taking ALL the Space, Part 1: Feministing Hooters —

By Rebecca Hall & Lauren Wood A Black Lesbian and a White Non-binary Person Walk into a Bar. I can tell that Lauren is a little freaked. As I sit down at the Blackjack table with all white men, Lauren stands behind me like a sentinel. They had never been in a place like this […]

Self-Defense, Non-Violence and the Diversity of Tactics —

There is a lot of discussion about non-violence as a moral belief, as a strategy, and as a tactic. I often see the following claim: “Non-violence is the only valid approach. Anything else must be disavowed as destructive to the resistance. Why, look how successful Martin Luther King was, and how seeing all those Black […]

All the Women are White…. —

Way back in 1982, when I was a young Black Feminist Lesbian, all of 19 years old, a book came out that saved my life. It was called All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women’s Studies, edited by Gloria T. Hull, Patricia Bell Scott, […]

“We Will Not Give Up Our Freedom Dream.” —

“We will not give up our Freedom Dream.” Our community had a wondrous experience last week when four powerful African American women presented at the Women in Freedom Movement panel at the Salt Lake Community College on February 8th and 9th: Michele Bratcher Goodwin, Margaret Burnham, Angela Davis, and Kathleen Neal Cleaver. A couple of thoughts as […]