Ashley Farmer, “The Black Women Intellectuals and Activists Who Revolutionized Black Power”

, Petteruti Lounge (Room 201)

Ashley Farmer will share her research on women in the Black Panther Party. She will speak the multi-faceted roles that they played in the Party’s organizational and ideological development and to how they crafted the ideal of the “black revolutionary woman” in popular and political culture. This talk comes from Farmer’s book, Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era, a comprehensive history of black women’s political and intellectual contributions to the Black Power movement.

Ashley D. Farmer is an Assistant Professor of History and African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas-Austin.