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Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower

Deborah Gray White


The field of black women's history gained recognition as a legitimate field of study only late in the twentieth century. Collecting stories that are both deeply personal and powerfully political, this book compiles seventeen personal narratives by leading black women historians at various stages in their careers. The authors of these narratives illuminate how—first as graduate students and then as professional historians—they entered and navigated the realm of higher education, a world concerned with and dominated by whites and men. In distinct voices and from different vantage points, the per ... More

Keywords: black women, professional historians, higher education, racism, sexism, homophobia, college campus, African American women

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780807832011
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807889121_white


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah Gray White, editor

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