Kristin Waters: Maria W. Stewart and the Roots of Black Political Thought

Reading, discussion and book signing with Kristin Waters, author of Maria W. Stewart and the Roots of Black Political Thought
Wednesday,September 28, 2022 at 5:30pm
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"Meticulously researched and powerfully argued, this book is mandatory reading for anyone interested in understanding the deep roots of Black feminist politics in the United States.” – Keisha N. Blain, co-editor of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller Four Hundred Souls and award-winning author of Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America

"... a brilliant intellectual biography…[that examines Stewart’s] political philosophy through the lens of the long tradition of African American feminism.”– Manisha Sinha, award-winning author of The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition

Between 1831 and 1833, Maria W. Stewart’s intellectual productions, as she called them, ranged across topics from true emancipation for African Americans, the Black convention movement, the hypocrisy of white Christianity, Black liberation theology, and gender inequity. Her body of work constitutes a significant foundation of black political thought in the U.S. In this work of recovery, author Kristin Waters examines the roots of Black political activism through the story and writings of this remarkable but largely unheralded woman and pioneering public intellectual.

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Kristin Waters
is professor emerita at Worcester State University and Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University. She is also author of Women and Men Political Theorists: Enlightened Conversations and coeditor of Black Women’s Intellectual Traditions: Speaking Their Minds along with many essays, articles, and book chapters.

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
372 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602