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