Mae Mallory was a radical civil rights activist, Black Power movement leader, school desegregation organizer and strong proponent of Black armed self-defense. Her passionate dedication to “solving Black peoples’ problems” changed the world, but her name is mostly known because of her false arrest and conviction for kidnapping an elderly white couple in 1961. Listen @What’s Her Name

Feminism in Black and White (MEN, Part 4)

The struggles against sexism and racism come together in the bodies, and the lives, of black women. Co-hosts Celeste Headlee and John Biewen look at the intersections between male dominance and white supremacy in the United States, and the movements to overcome them, from the 1800s through the 2016 presidential election. Guests include scholars Glenda Gilmore, Ashley Farmer, and Danielle McGuire. Listen @Scene On Radion


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. Listen @Press Record

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. Listen @WNYC


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. Listen @New Books Network

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. Listen @This Is Hell


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.