Dorothy Roberts, Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty (1998).

Written by acclaimed social justice scholar, Dorothy Roberts, “Killing the Black Body” explores the history of Black women’s reproduction in sociopolitical context.  It is a powerful book that examines how the struggle for reproductive freedom has multiple plot lines based on race and class.



Submitted by:

Sonya Borrero, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science
Director, Center for Women’s Health Research and Innovation (CWHRI)
University of Pittsburgh