top of page

ISBN 9780679758693, 0679758690
Trade Paperback | 400 pages
$18.00 USD


In 1997, this groundbreaking book made a powerful entrance into the national conversation on race. In a media landscape dominated by racially biased images of welfare queens and crack babies, Killing the Black Body exposed America’s systemic abuse of Black women’s bodies. From slave masters’ economic stake in bonded women’s fertility to government programs that coerced thousands of poor Black women into being sterilized as late as the 1970s, these abuses pointed to the degradation of Black motherhood—and the exclusion of Black women’s reproductive needs in mainstream feminist and civil rights agendas.

Killing the Black Body by Dorothy Roberts

SKU: 9780679758693
Out of Stock

    Related Products

    bottom of page