Podcasts & Interviews


Conversation with Dr. Ashley Farmer

Cite Black Women
Ashley Farmer is a historian of black women's history, intellectual history, and radical politics. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Departments of History and African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas- Austin. 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.


What’s Her Name
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.

Feminism in Black and White (MEN, Part 4)

Scene On Radio
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.

Back Ways--Understanding Segregation in the Rural South

Press Record
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.

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.

Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era

New Books Network
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

This Is Hell
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.