This Women’s History Month, we celebrate the formation of the Black Women’s Caucus on October 25, 1978. The image of the first five conveners of this Caucus comes from Anna Taylor’s 1983 M.Div. Thesis, “A History of the Black Women’s Caucus of Union Theological Seminary”.
Taylor’s thesis – which can be read in the link in bio – outlines the Seminary’s insensitivity to the needs of Black women and the larger context of the Seminary’s political and power dynamics that led to the Caucus’ founding.
As a trained reporter, Taylor’s thesis investigates the myths and realities in the relationships between students and faculty, between white and Black students, and between the Black male and Black Female student body.
The Black Women’s Caucus remains an active student group on campus today.