Oral Histories of Black Women at Dartmouth College


“Moving from silence into speech is for the oppressed, the colonized, the exploited, and those who stand and struggle side by side a gesture of defiance that heals, that makes new life and new growth possible. It is that act of speech, of ‘talking back,’ that is no mere gesture of empty words, that is the expression of our movement from object to subject—the liberated voice.”
-bell hooks, Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black


Artwork created by Samantha Modder, Dartmouth ’17
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