5 takeaways from Ashley Farmer’s AMA on black women’s history

Learnings from a Boston University history professor‘s Reddit chat during Women’s History Month

Reddit username: AshleyFarmer

1. Shirley Chisholm—the first black woman to serve in U.S. Congress—had a lasting legacy and a fantastic campaign slogan

2. Women were more involved in the Black Panther Party than people realize

3. A new reading list

4. A history major gives you skills for a wide range of jobs

5. Reddit holds the power to inspire (and to make you say “awwww”)

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