Barbara Ransby has lectured widely, moderated or participated in numerous forums and panels, and delivered keynote addresses throughout the country. Her topics include the subjects of her research on Black women intellectuals and activists, social movements, and specifically, Ella Baker’s grassroots organizing tradition and its links to the larger Black Freedom Movement, and Eslanda Robeson’s career as a writer, anthropologist and international anti-colonial activist.

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“Chicago Police Officer Charged with Murder After Video Shows Him Shooting Laquan McDonald 16 Times,” Democracy Now!
Date: November 2015


Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson¬†nominated as Teaching for Change’s Our Favorite Books for 2013¬†
Date: December 2013
Panel Discussion on Rosa Parks and Eslanda Robeson at the Harlem Book Fair
Date: July 20, 2013
Barbara’s Interview with Lilian Care on 90.1FM (interview starts at 1:01)
Date: May 2, 2013
“Freedom Struggles”: Organization of American Historians’ Plenary on the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation & the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington with presentations by Professors Clayborne Carson, Barbara Ransby, Tera Hunter & Scott Kurashige, moderated by Matthew Countryman of University of Michigan – Department of American Culture.
Date: April 2013
Interview with Matt Rothschild on The Progressive Magazine
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Interview with Melissa Harris Perry on the Melissa Harris Perry Show

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Interview on WHYY Interview on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane with guest-host Tracey Matisak
Date: Friday, February 15, 2013

Interview on Wake up with WURD hosted by Stephanie Renee
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2013
Interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!

Interview with Laura Flanders on GRITtv
Date: February 2013
Interview with Rick Kogan on WBEZ Afternoon Shift:

Date: January 2013


Barbara Speaking at the University of Richmond

Date: January 2012