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Chocolate CitiesThe Black Map of American Life$
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Marcus Anthony Hunter and Zandria Robinson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520292826

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520292826.001.0001

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The Two Ms. Johnsons

The Two Ms. Johnsons

(p.67) 6 The Two Ms. Johnsons
Chocolate Cities

Marcus Anthony Hunter

Zandria F. Robinson

University of California Press

Centering the lives, experiences, and murders of transwomen activists Marsha P. Johnson and Duanna Johnson, this chapter explores the migration stories of black women across the Black Map. Emphasizing the importance of intersectionality, the authors highlight the role of race, gender violence, and homophobia in black life and politics. Focused on the connections across space and time, this chapter demonstrates the key role transwomen and women of color play in the politics and migrations of black people throughout the chocolate cities.

Keywords:   Marsha P. Johnson, Duanna Johnson, Stonewall Riots, intersectionality, #SayHerName, chocolate cities, The Black Map, Kimberle Crenshaw

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