We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85

Exhibition design with Chu+Gooding Architects (Annie Chu)
Curators: Catherine Morris and Rujeko Hockley for the Brooklyn Museum

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October 13, 2017 – January 14, 2018
California African American Museum
Naima J. Keith, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Programs

“We believe that the most profound and potentially the most radical politics come directly out of our own identity, as opposed to working to end somebody else’s oppression. In the case of black women this is a particularly repugnant, dangerous, threatening, and therefore revolutionary concept because it is obvious from looking at all the political movements that have preceded us that anyone is [considered] more worthy of liberation than ourselves. We reject pedestals, queenhood, and walking ten paces behind. To be recognized as human, levelly human, is enough.”

Combahee River Collective, “A Black Feminist Statement” (excerpt), April 1977


Select Press
To Be Black, Female, and Fed Up With the Mainstream,” The New York Times
In these two art shows, the political is personal for our post-Women’s March country,” Los Angeles Times