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#BlackatKU Twitter archive

Call Number: RG Internet 2


2019-2020 student body president Tiara Floyd, the first woman of color to hold the office at the University of Kansas, started the Twitter hashtag #BlackatKU in June 2020 to give students, faculty, and staff of color at the University of Kansas a place to share their experiences with racism and microaggression while studying and working at KU. The hashtag was begun amid nationwide protests regarding the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor during the Black Lives Matter movement.


  • 2020 - 2021

Conditions Governing Access

This collection contains materials that are not available for immediate or same day use. Due to Twitter Terms of Service, the full data collected cannot be made publicly available. The collection is made available as files containing tweet identifiers (tweet ids) for all collected tweets. The identifiers can be used to query the Twitter API and gain access to the full tweet data. Any tweets that have been deleted or made private since the collection date will not be retrieved. Twarc can be used to "hydrate" the tweet identifiers.


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Physical Location

RG Internet 2

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Tweets with the hashtag #blackatKU were collected using Social Feed Manager (, which uses Twitter's search API to search for tweets from the past 7-9 days.

Processing Information

Some information used here from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's Twitter account finding aids.

Guide to the #BlackatKU Twitter Archive Collection
#BlackatKU Twitter archive
Finding aid prepared by mwh, 2021. Finding aid encoded by mwh, 2021.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
#BlackatKU Twitter archive, RG Internet 2, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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