|DaMaris B. Hill.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||163 / 2019|
From Harriet Tubman to Assata Shakur, Ida B. Wells to Black Lives Matter, black women freedom fighters have braved violence, scorn, despair, and isolation in order to lodge their protests against slavery, Jim Crow, and an unfair criminal justice system. In this illustrated nominee for the NAACP Image Award, DaMaris Hill honors their experiences with at times harrowing, at times hopeful poetic responses to Zora Neale Hurston, Lucille Clifton, Sonia Sanchez, Grace Jones, Eartha Kitt, and Sandra Bland, capturing the essence of these strong and unforgettable personalities.