NOTE: Unavailable December 2021-February 2022
Ashley D. Farmer is a historian of Black women's history, intellectual history, and radical politics. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Departments of History and African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Farmer is the author of the award winning book, Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era and a co-editor of New Perspectives on the Black Intellectual Tradition. Farmer's scholarship has appeared in numerous venues including The Black Scholar and The Journal of African American History. Her research has also been featured in several popular outlets including Vibe, NPR, and The Chronicle Review, and The Washington Post. She has provided commentary on national and international media outlets including The New York Times and Al-Jazeera.
Repayment for the past atrocities of slavery and Jim Crow have always been a source of debate. In this lecture, Farmer traces the history of Black women's organizing for Reparations from Reconstruction to the Present with special attention to their strategies, goals, and plans for economic redistribution.