Paula Giddings (born 1947 in Yonkers, New York) is a writer and an African-American historian. She is the author of When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America and In Search of Sisterhood. She is a professor of African-American Studies at Smith College and has previously taught at Spelman College, where she was a United Negro Fund Distinguished Scholar and Douglass... more »
''... lynching was ... a woman's issue: it had as much to do with ideas of gender as it had with race.''Paula Giddings (b. 1948), African American author. Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power, ch. 15 (1992).