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Women and the work of building Black Power.


Although we certainly have great strides that were made in terms of politics, economic organizing and anticapitalist organizing within the Black Power movement, it's important we don't forget that simply identifying as Black, and asserting a form of Black politics as part of that identification, was a huge part of the movement, a way to get everyone involved, and was seen as a viable threat to the powers that be.

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.

Ashley is author of Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era from UNC Press.

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Ashley D. Farmer

Ashley D. Farmer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the African American Studies Program at Boston University.


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