In 2016, Tanisha C. Ford, author of Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul was featured on John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute’s Left of Black web series. Left of Black is a web series featuring interviews with Black Studies scholars created and hosted by James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of African and African American Studies Mark Anthony Neal. In this interview, Tanisha and Mark discuss the inspirations behind her book Liberated Threads.
Ford’s Liberated Threads was also recently featured on our Black History Month: Black Resistance reading list.
Tanisha C. Ford is associate professor of Black American studies and history at the University of Delaware.