Ashley Farmer

Event Information

Date & Time
March 5, 2018 - 4:15pm
Location
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford CA
US

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The Black Women Intellectuals and Activists Who Revolutionized Black Power

Description

In a talk titled, “The Black Women Intellectuals and Activists Who Revolutionized Black Power,” Farmer will provide an overview of well and lesser-known black women radicals, their theories of racial justice, and the effects of their ideals on the scope and trajectory of the Black Power Movement. Drawing on a vast and untapped array of black women's artwork, political cartoons, manifestos, and political essays that they produced as members of groups such as the Black Panther Party and the Congress of African People, Farmer’s talk shows how black women activists reimagined black womanhood, challenged sexism, and redefined the meaning of race, gender, and identity in American life.

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Speakers

    • Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the African American Studies Program at Boston University
    • Author
    Ashley D. Farmer is a historian of black women's history, intellectual history, and radical politics. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the African American Studies Program at Boston University. Her book, Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era, is the first comprehensive study of black women's intellectual production and activism in the Black Power era.  Dr. Farmer...