A People’s History of Black Twitter
An oral history of one of the most influential communities on the internet.
Part I: Coming Together (2000-2012)
From #UKnowUrBlackWhen to #BlackLivesMatter, how a loose online network became a pop culture juggernaut, an engine of social justice, and a lens into the future.
Part II: Rising Up (2012–2016)
No longer just an online movement, Black Twitter takes to the streets—and finds its voice.
Part III: Getting Through (2016-present)
Joy and pain, harmony and discord, organization and chaos—there’s no single way to define Black Twitter’s complex, ongoing legacy.