A groundbreaking collection of Black women’s literary work



Kristin Waters’s and Carol B. Conaway’s landmark edited collection Black Women’s Intellectual Traditions: Speaking Their Minds offers sophisticated commentary on primary sources and their vital traditions. In fact, this volumes brings forth a powerful and interwoven legacy of activism based in social and political theories that helped shape the history of North America.

Named the 2007 Winner of The Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Award for Best Anthology by the Association of Black Women Historians.

Named to Fall 2017 fifty recommended books on black feminism.

This anthology represents a new paradigm for understanding the historical and contemporary intellectual production of African American women.
—The Journal of African American History


Black Women's Intellectual Traditions


About the Editors

Kristin Waters is Professor of Philosophy Emerita at Worcester State University, a Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University, and the author of Maria W. Stewart and the Roots of Black Political Thought (University Press of Mississippi, 2022).
Carol B. Conaway is Associate Professor Emerita of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of New Hampshire and an expert on the press and race relations.