Intersectional Feminism: Representation In Saturday's Women's Marches

The Women's March on Washington is seen as a march for women's unity. But the often-fractious relationship between white feminists and women of color is giving rise to tensions.

Back Ways--Understanding Segregation in the Rural South

In honor of Black History Month, American Studies scholars, Seth Kotch and Kimber Thomas, discuss the project. Darius Scott and Betsy Olson, Geography scholars at UNC, talk about how oral history helps geographers map the rural South. Lastly, Historian Ashley Farmer gives advice on how to find back ways out of difficult moments during interviews.


Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era

Recent documentary treatments like The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 in 2011 and The Black Panthers: Vanguards of the Revolution in 2015 brought the Panthers into the households of a new generation. When combined with Beyonce’s 2016 Super Bowl halftime performance, the Black Power movement’s memory hit a high note upon its fiftieth anniversary.

Women and the work of building Black Power.

Historian Ashley D. Farmer examines the radical work of women in the Black Power movement - as a multigenerational effort to redefine and reclaim Blackness, and as a challenge to Eurocentric gender politics, imperialism and the supremacy of capital, within Black political movements, and across society at large.



The History Channel

10 Things You Don't Know About Civil Rights
Henry cracks open the books on one of America's most defining chapters--the Civil Rights movement. On a road not often traveled, he crosses the country in search of the unknown stories that built a generation of heroes.

Left of Black

Black Women's Movements for Black Power
Host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Ashley Farmer to discuss her forthcoming book, "What You've Got is a Revolution: Black Women's Movements for Black Power". Dr. Farmer is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of History at Duke University.