The Living Thinkers Project
Thinkers: An Autobiography of Black Women in the Ivory Tower
Project Description
The Living Thinkers Project, a dynamic multimedia project, focuses on the educational narratives of contemporary Black women faculty, administrators and staff working in universities and colleges in the United States.  The Living Thinkers Project provides 100 Black women the opportunity to look back over their lives and contemplate their journeys through the American education system from girlhood through their college experiences. Examining the intersection of race, class, and gender in their present-day experiences working in the "Ivory Tower," America's public and private institutions of higher learning, the project sheds light on discriminatory practices that have systematically hindered the number of Black women permitted to enter the Ivory Tower as professors and higher ranking administrators and their ability to achieve tenure and promotion.  The Living Thinkers Project consists of a documentary film, multimedia installations, and this website which serves as an archive for these valuable first-person narratives.