Independent Historian

Hilary Mac Austin has co-edited, with Kathleen Thompson, four books: Examining the Evidence: Seven Strategies for Teaching with Primary Sources (Capstone Classroom, 2014) America’s Children: Images of Childhood from Early America to the Present (New York: W.W. Norton 2003), Children of the Depression(Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001), and The Face of Our Past: Images of Black Women from Colonial America to the Present, (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999). She was the photo editor of Encyclopedia of African American History, 1895-Present (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009); Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, 2nd edition (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005) and the photo researcher for A Shining Thread of Hope: The History of Black Women in America by Kathleen Thompson and Darlene Clark Hine (New York: Broadway Books, 1996) among others.

In Praise of Mayme Clayton: Images of the African American West

Dr. Mayme Clayton was born in Arkansas and transplanted to California, where she served as law librarian at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), beginning in 1957. In 1969 she helped put together the university’s African American Studies Center Library. But her most astounding … Read MoreIn Praise of Mayme Clayton: Images of the African American West