Iconic: Decoding Images of the Revolutionary Black Woman by Lakesia Johnson

July 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Non-Fiction, Other Authors On Tour

Iconic: Decoding Images of the Revolutionary Black Woman by Lakesia JohnsonThroughout American history, black women have evoked strong reaction from American media and have been imaged in ways that draw on the deep-seated stereotypes.

In Iconic, Lakesia Johnson shows how truly revolutionary black women have not only controlled their own image despite such negative characterizations but done so for a greater good. Focusing on women from Sojourner Truth to Pam Grier and Alice Walker to Michelle Obama, Iconic shows how these icons continue to work to combat social justice and American racial prejudice.

Baylor University Press, $22.95, August 15, 2012, ISBN #: 9781602586444

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