Below are selected writings by and about Barbara.  To see a more complete list, please refer to her curriculum vitae.


“A reporter on the front lines of police killings of African Americans,” The Washington Post
“Ella Baker’s Radical Democratic Vision,” Jacobin
“Forum: Black Study, Black Struggle,” Boston Review


“The Class Politics of Black Lives Matter,” Dissent
“Students as Moral Teachers: A Survey of Student Activism and Institutional Responses,” Association of American Colleges & Universities


“Remembering the Overlooked Life of Eslanda Robeson, Wife of Civil Rights Legend Paul Robeson,” Democracy Now!
“A Political Obituary of Nelson Mandela,” Colorlines
“The 1963 March on Washington in Photos,” Colorlines
Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson, Yale Press


“Quilting a Movement,” In These Times
“Remembering MLK: The Things We’ve Forgotten Would Guide Us,” Colorlines,


“The Activist Academic,” Chicago Tribune,
“Barbara Ransby: Linking to other struggles for justice,” from the Campaign to End the Death Penalty,


Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic VisionUNC Press