Venerating the Black Feminine in Theology, Poetry, and Political Society


By Apeike UMOLU

ABSTRACT

This lecture explores the concept of the Black Feminine from antiquity to the present day. The first half of this lecture explores depictions of the Black woman in religion and the creative arts, considering notions of power, beauty, sexuality, and motherhood, while tracking the development of a culture lauded for its strength. The second half of the lecture explores Black female activism from the age of slavery in the Americas to post-colonial Africa.