University of Texas professor Ashley Farmer will speak research on women in the Black Panther Party, focusing on the multi-faceted roles that they played in the Party’s organizational and ideological development and how they crafted the ideal of the “black revolutionary woman” in popular and political culture. Farmer is the author of 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.
The event is sponsored by the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies. More information online.
Location: University of Texas, Burdine Hall (BUR 554), Austin