have quite an ambitious research
project ahead of you--how exciting.
Here are my immediate suggestions
to help you start your research:
1.) bell hook's book Ain't I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism . She tackles black women's place
in the women's movement and
will certainly give you some
food for thought.
2.) Darlene Clark Hines' Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. This will give you
so much information. Hopefully
your library will have a copy.
I hope those suggestions helps.
Let me know if you need more
information. Good luck.