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August 24, 2018 at 8:31 am

Houston Quoted in ‘Why Digital Activism Is a Voice for Black Students’

Dr, Akil Houston, portrait in his office

Dr, Akil Houston

Dr. Akil Houston, Associate Professor of African American Studies, was quoted extensively in an EdSurge story headlined “#BlackStudentsMatter: Why Digital Activism Is a Voice for Black students.”

“There are great conversations happening on social media and people apart of the ‘Black Twitterverse’ are bringing issues to the forefront. It brings a great deal of awareness to students,” claims Akil Houston, associate professor of cultural and media studies at Ohio University.

… Digital activism, in many ways, is an extension and gift from previous prominent Black activists and cultural icons. As Houston asks, “What if James Baldwin had Twitter? What if Zora Neale Hurston was on Instagram? How would they weigh into a particular moment?” It hones in on their enduring spirit.

Read more in EdSurge.


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