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Black Activism and Resistance in the 21st Century

Georgia Tech resources on Black activism and social issues in the 21st century.

Brief resources on technology, STEM, and Black activism and resistance

"Picture a Scientist," a 90-minute feature film from NOVA, captures the longstanding discrimination against women in STEM. Those with intersectional identities, like Dr. Raychelle Burks, experience layered discrimination.

In-depth resources on technology, STEM, and Black activism and resistance

The books and video linked below will give you in-depth information on the effects of systemic racism on STEM and technology. The short resource above this list will help you understand the complex topics included. Further resources can be found in the Georgia Tech Library catalog

In Changing the Face of Engineering twenty-four eminent scholars address the underrepresentation of African Americans in engineering from a wide variety of disciplinary and professional perspectives while proposing workable classroom solutions and public policy initiatives. They combine robust statistical analyses with personal narratives of African American engineers and STEM instructors who, by taking evidenced-based approaches, have found success in graduating African American engineers. Changing the Face of Engineering argues that the continued underrepresentation of African Americans in engineering impairs the ability of the United States to compete successfully in the global marketplace.

Mississippi native, Dr. ReAnna S. Roby, is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College in the Department of Teaching and Learning. As a first-generation scholar, Roby's background as a Black Southern woman in science greatly informs her service, research, and teaching – praxis. Roby's scholarship employs Critical Race Feminism, Curriculum Theory, and Critical Qualitative methodologies to explore the ways in which the narratives of Black women and girls in science (formally and informally) could be used to reconceptualize science, science education, and policy people. 

Critical Reimaginings of STEAM+ for a Brighter Day