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.  Formerly, a curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, I now work as Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Obama Presidential Center Museum in Chicago, IL.

Photograph: Maurice Bland, 2022