Strategies for Uncovering Black Women’s Voices in Primary Sources

Sponsored by ProQuest, Part of Clarivate
Recorded on 06/16/2022

Posted in Primary Sources and Special Collections, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEIA)

How can librarians and educators help students uncover Black women intellectuals and thought in archives and primary source databases?


Join Dr. Ashley D. Farmer, Associate Professor of History and African & African Diaspora Studies, for a discussion about how to locate Black women intellectuals and thought across ProQuest Primary Source databases and other sources. Farmer will discuss the challenges she faced in excavating the archives of Black women intellectuals while writing her books Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era and Queen Mother” Audley Moore: Mother of Black Nationalism. She will also discuss strategies for uncovering Black women intellectuals in primary source databases and archives and provide examples of how she helps students uncover Black women’s intellectual production in classroom settings and for their research projects.


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    Dr. Ashley D. Farmer (she/her/hers)

    Associate Professor, History and African & African Diaspora StudiesUniversity of Texas at Austin

    Dr. 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. Dr. Farmer has received fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) have also supported her research. Learn more:

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