McNair Scholars Research Journal


Mediated channels continue to be one of the main methods of dispersing pertinent information to and from Black communities. Black women’s voices have historically been stifled due to patriarchy and racism; thus, Black women have often used forms of media as a primary means to build coalitions with other Black women and to effectively communicate resistance. This research will closely analyze how prominent participants in the #SayHerName movement approach intersectionality in the digital era of the 21st century. Data will be directly extracted from the digital platform Twitter to contribute to the growing conversation surrounding Black women’s impact on Twitter, as well as the need for intersectional social media movements.