- We started the conversation by asking what field #BlkTwitterstorians are working in. Chat participants represented different fields, and different career levels.
- — Jasmin H (@jhsting32)Sat, Mar 07 2015 17:37:04
- — Kidada E. Williams (@KidadaEWilliams)Sat, Mar 07 2015 17:10:20#BlkTwitterstorians A1: I’m an assoc professor of Af/Am history specializing in black folks’ experiences of racial violence.
- We wanted to know what inspired everyone to study history.
- The answers were inspiring and insightful.
- — Christopher Cameron (@ccamrun2)Sat, Mar 07 2015 17:53:08
- — Danielle N. Hall (@illstorian)Mon, Mar 09 2015 06:40:56A2 I realized there was so much of my history and culture that was a mystery..BHM programs at church were also important #BlkTwitterstorians
- — Kidada E. Williams (@KidadaEWilliams)Sat, Mar 07 2015 17:57:36A2. Mary Turner’s lynching (& the others lynched that wk) made me want to study history (& violence) professionally. #BlkTwitterstorians
- — Jasmin H (@jhsting32)Sat, Mar 07 2015 17:50:30
- — Jasmin H (@jhsting32)Sat, Mar 07 2015 17:43:08
- — LaQuanda Cooper (@lwalterscooper)Sat, Mar 07 2015 17:23:47
- — Tiffany Em (@CuriosityMajor)Sat, Mar 07 2015 17:27:39A2. Was cultural anthro in undergrad. I don't believe we can know much abt the present w/o rigorous inquiry into past #BlkTwitterstorians
- — Josh Myers (@ddehewty)Sat, Mar 07 2015 17:26:28I was inspired by the historians-without-portfolio (see Earl Thorpe), who made history deeper than an academic pursuit. #BlkTwitterstorians
- We wanted to know how we could help each other.
- — Tiffany Em (@CuriosityMajor)Sat, Mar 07 2015 17:40:10A3 Reaching across disciplinary boundaries to build relationships. Is interdisciplinarity a dirty thing? #BlkTwitterstorians
- — Ashley D. Farmer (@drashleyfarmer)Sat, Mar 07 2015 17:36:33A3. Mentorship and community. Often the only one so feels like reinventing the wheel for everything #BlkTwitterstorians
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