Holland Cotter: “To be Black, Female and Fed up with the Mainstream”

The exhibition “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85” at the Brooklyn Museum asks: “What did women’s liberation, primarily a white, middle-class movement, have to offer African-American women in a country where, as late as the 1960s, de facto slavery still existed; a country where racism, which the movement itself shared, was soaked into the cultural fabric? Under the circumstances, to be black, female and pursuing a career in art was a radical move.”