About Us

Black Social Movement Scholars use a sociological lens to examine how contemporary Black social movements combat racism and engage in anti-racist activism. This project began as an upper level undergraduate course at the University of Maryland, College Park under the direction of Dr. Patricia Hill Collins. Though the course was intended as educational ____ for undergraduate students to sharpen their analytical skills and critically engage in contemporary justice <movements>, it has become a training ground for scholars from multiple disciplines and community activists to hone their ______. Our aim is to expand the conversation beyond our classroom walls, provide resources to <critically analyze> the socio-historical <elements> and interconnections across <systems of power>, and share tools for teaching Black social movements. This site is a living document that will both respond to and be <proactive towards> the shifting contours of contemporary Black activism.