Ashley Farmer, "Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era"
The Regulator welcomes Ashley Farmer, author of Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era. In this comprehensive history, Dr. Farmer examines black women's political, social, and cultural engagement with Black Power ideals and organizations. Making use of a vast and untapped array of black women's artwork, political cartoons, manifestos, and political essays that they produced as members of groups such as the Black Panther Party and the Congress of African People, Farmer reveals how black women activists reimagined black womanhood, challenged sexism, and redefined the meaning of race, gender, and identity in American life.
Ashley Farmer, is a historian of black women's history, intellectual history, and radical politics. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the African American Studies Program at Boston University. She leads the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) and is a regular blogger for Black Perspectives. She is also the Co-Editor and Curator of the Black Power Series with Ibram X. Kendi. Dr. Farmer earned her BA from Spelman, and an MA and PhD from Harvard. She lives in Boston.