#HistoryforthePeople is a constellation of scholarly and activist projects that reflect my  belief in the transformative power of history from below.

  • Challenging Erasures: Reinscribing Black Women’s History in New York– An  interdisciplinary event series featuring renowned scholars, student-led events and community collaborations that I created during my year as Visiting Endowed Chair in Women and Gender Studies  at Brooklyn College in 2018-2019.
  • Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project (#IPHP)- An ongoing collaboration between me, Angela LeBlanc Ernest, Tracye Matthews, and Mary Phillips to create and support projects which center Black women in the history of the Black Panther Party.
  • Inside the Activist Studio (IAS)- Spearheaded by the Campaign to Bring Mumia home,  IAS is aimed at building a culture of resistance and preserving and disseminating the history of the Black Freedom Struggle through one on one interviews with freedom fighters modeled after the popular television program “Inside the Actors Studio.”
  •  Black on Palestine – A tumblr site where I curate and archive historic and contemporary writings and organizing efforts around Black-Palestinian solidarity. I began this effort after returning from one of the first all Black delegations to the West Bank in January 2014.
  •  #DiasporaTravels -I am committed to showing my daughter as much of the world as possible, with a focus on the beauty of Africa and its Diaspora. We travel with an eye for history and a spirit of service. In addition to trips to Canada, England and Amsterdam, we have been to Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Senegal (4x), Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Suriname and Guyana. Publishing my travel writings is an ongoing goal.
Photo credits: Image 1: Boca de Nigua, Dominican republic, Image by Robyn C. Spencer. All rights reserved; Image 2: Wall, Bethlehem, 2014 Image by Robyn C. Spencer. All rights reserved.;  Image 3: Logo for Challenging Erasure Series. Image 4: Sekou Odinga being interviewed by Robyn Spencer during live taping of IAS. Image Courtesy of Insyte Photography, All rights reserved. Photographer: Imani .V. 5. Excerpt from South Africa travel journal, 1996. Image by Robyn C. Spencer. All rights reserved.