Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-205) and index.
Introduction: Taking Back Control -- Pt. I. Black Women Teachers' Activism: Conversations and Contexts. 1. Black Women Teachers Speak. 2. Contextualizing Black Women's Lives and Activism -- Pt. II. Classroom Practice. 3. "So You Close the Door and You Do What Works": Possibilities and Limitations of Oppositional Standpoints. 4. Literacy, Black Self-representation, and Cultural Practice: Sustaining and Re-creating Intertextual Relationships in the African Diaspora. 5. The Dilemma of the Empty Shelf and Other Curricular Challenges for Transformative Teachers -- Epilogue: Holding on to Hope.