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What began as the proverbial "straw," became a tee-shirt, then a hashtag  trending among Black women scholars on Twitter. Now, it's a movement that has seized the imaginations -- the validated the experiences -- of women in every field. 

Why?

What happened to Dr. Christen Smith PhD at a professional conference could happen to anyone -- especially anyone who's an African American woman, man, or a woman of every hue worldwide.  Whether a university professor, a grocery store clerk, a corporate executive up against that 'glass ceiling,' or a presidential candidate; we can all relate. 

It's time to #CiteBlackWomen's accomplishments.  Time for a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T. (With thanks and remembrance due Aretha Franklin!)

LINKS:

#CiteBlackWomen
Twitter: @CiteBlackWomen
www.CiteBlackWomenCollective.org
Faculty, University of Texas

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Tags: Dr. Christen Smith, #CiteBlackWomen, Cite Black Women Collective,  Academy, African American, Glenn Close, Aretha Franklin, A Natural Woman, NWSA, National Women's Studies Association, Respect, University of Texas, The Wife, Meg Wolitzer, Women 

#CiteASista - CiteASista.com is a Black Feminist digital project featuring the experience, knowledge, and literature of Black women.  Twitter: @CiteASista

#WomenKnowHistory - WomenAlsoKnowHistory.com promotes and supports the work of women historians  Twitter: @womnknowhistory

#WomenAlsoKnowStuff - WomenAlsoKnowStuff.com promotes and publicizes the work and expertise of women scholars in political science.  Twitter: @womenalsoknow

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DR. CHRISTEN SMITH, FOUNDER, #CITE BLACK WOMEN