On January 10, 2015, activists, scholars and historians gathered on Twitter for #Selma2Ferguson, a national digital forum on the fictional Selma, the real Selma, lessons from struggles in Ferguson and beyond. Participants shared information, thoughts and ideas on the top down views of Black history, linked the past to the present movements and weighed in on racism, sexism and movement building then & now.
With over 1,928 Tweets with 1,793 contributors the conversation reached over 2 MILLIONTwitter users.
Featured Tweeters included:
- Barbara Ransby @BarbaraRansby
- Robin D.G. Kelley @RobinDGKelley
- G, Zoharah Simmons @GZoharah
- Brittney Cooper @ProfessorCrunk
- Rosa Clemente @rosaclemente
- Mariame Kaba @prisonculture
- Donna Murch @murchnik
- Alondra Nelson @Alondra
- Jasson Perez @IolaElla
- Asha Rosa @ashapoesis
- Page May @May20p
- Gary Younge @garyyounge
Along with the Selma town hall, Barbara Ransby was interviewed by the UIC paper. Click on the link below to see the article.