Collected is a project of the African American History Curatorial Collective at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Centering stories curated by the Collective’s members, this podcast offers compelling and accessible journeys through topics in African American history that are particularly relevant today.
The topic for the first season of Collected is Black Feminism. Over this six-episode podcast season, listeners will encounter terms and ideas circulating in mainstream society that have their roots in the work of Black feminist writers and activists. By exploring the history around terms like “intersectionality,” “self-care,” and “identity politics,” with the help of notable Black women scholars and writers in the field, Collected highlights the importance of Black women thinkers and shows how their work, past and present, can be used to interpret our present moment. Hosted by Dr. Crystal Moten and Dr. Krystal Klingenberg, the show highlights why Black feminist critique remains crucial to understanding the times we are living in and how we might look to the past for an understanding of our future.