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Black Women and Racism - An in Depth Study of Song in the Front Yard by Gwendolyn Brooks

Journal: International Journal of English, Literature and Social Science (Vol.4, No. 1)

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Page : 89-91

Keywords : Black Women; Racism; Gwendolyn Brooks;

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The paper aims to gives an in depth study of Gwendolyn brooks' poem A song in the Front yard, from the feminist perspective; concentrating on the experience of Black women in particular during the 1960's. Feminism is a movement beginning from the late 19th century, asking for equal rights for women in all spheres; but it is said to have concentrated on the experience of white women only. The inequity against black women wasn't taken into deliberation. It took women like sojourner Truth and others to voice out for the blacks. Gwendolyn Brooks come in this line of black women writers who spoke for the cause of their people. Her poetry reflects the life of the black women of that time.

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