This article addresses the work of Jeanne M. Stellman, a major figure in women’s occupational health during the 1970s and 1980s, when women’s labor force participation,demands for workplace equality, and exposure to occupational risk changed the politicallandscape of the United States. Using a range of archival and published sources, itContinue Reading

During the 1980s and 1990s, the National Black Women’s Health Project (NBWHP)conceptualized gender violence within the Black community primarily as an issue ofBlack women’s health. Like other gender and racial health disparities, rape and battering derived from systemic oppression and could be treated through politically engaged“self-help” counseling. This stood inContinue Reading

This article rescues from invisibility Black working-class women nurses who staffedthe Taborian Hospital in Mound Bayou, Mississippi. In 1941, the Taborian Hospitalintroduced one of the state’s first nurse training programs that offered Black womeneconomic opportunities beyond the fields of the Mississippi Delta. The article assertsthat while many struggled to meetContinue Reading