I am a historian who specializes in  20th Century United States and Women’s/Gender History with a specialization in African American Women’s History. My research examines black women’s struggles for economic justice in the 20th century urban north.  I currently work as Curator of African American History in the Division of Work and Industry at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and Public Historian in Residence at American University, both in Washington, DC.

Photograph: Maurice Bland, 2022