Black Feminists Taught Me—NYC

In the third installment of our Black Feminists Taught Me collaboration with Black Women Radicals, we are honored to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the National Black Feminist Organization (NBFO), founded in New York City in May 1973. We proudly feature Deborah Singletary and Eugenia Wiltshire, former members of the NBFO, whose dedication has left an indelible mark on our hearts.
Photographer: Oluwakemi Oritsejafor
Videographer: Kerrin Lyons
Set Design: OACHAVEZ and Medgine Sénécharles

Photo of five people seated in front of a blue backdrop. Each person wears a shirt that says "Black Feminists Taught Me".

olaronke akinmowo stands in front of a blue backdrop wearing a "Black Feminists Taught Me" black t-shirt

person sits in front of a blue backdrop wearing a shirt that says "Black Feminists Taught Me".

We are thrilled to put the spotlight on an intergenerational cohort of organizers, curators, journalists, scholars, and activists based in New York City, each of whom has made significant contributions to the spirit of Black Feminism. In this installment, we proudly feature olaronke akinmowo, the creator of The Free Black Women's Library, Aisha Burrowes, co-founder of Feminist, Zainab Floyd, founder of Caribbean Archive, Kamra Abdul-Hakim, founder of Activation Residency, Najha Zigbi-Johnson a curator, scholar, and educator, Akemi Kochiyama, a scholar-activist and co-founder of Yuri Kochiyama Archives Project, and Houreidja Tall, a journalist, and educator. Their unwavering commitment to uplifting communities deeply inspires us.
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