Susan Bragg

Academic Historian

Susan Bragg is an Assistant Professor at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Georgia.  Before that she was a Visiting Professor of History at the State University of New York at Binghamton.  Her University of Washington dissertation examined gendered discourses in early 20th century NAACP activism. She has also written extensively on 19th Century African Americans in California. She has published articles in California History among other journals. Her article “’Anxious Foot Soldiers’: Sacramento’s Black Women and Education in Nineteenth-Century California” appeared in Quintard Taylor and Shirley Moore, eds., African American Women Confront the West, 1600-2000 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003).

The Moore’s Ford Lynching (July 1946)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" On July 14, 1946, four African American sharecroppers were lynched at Moore’s Ford in northeast Georgia in an event now described as the “last mass lynching in America.” Yet the killers of George Dorsey, Mae Murray Dorsey, Roger Malcolm, and Dorothy … Read MoreThe Moore’s Ford Lynching (July 1946)

Amelia Boynton Robinson (1911–2015)

Amelia Boynton Robinson (in Blue) at the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March, 2015 "Image Ownership: Public Domain" Although most known for widely-publicized photographs that depicted her assault during the 1965 Bloody Sunday civil rights march in Selma, Alabama, Amelia Boynton Robinson lived … Read MoreAmelia Boynton Robinson (1911–2015)

Wilbert J., Sr. LeMelle (1931-2003)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Wilbert J. LeMelle, Sr., was a scholar, development specialist, and ambassador to Kenya and the Republic of Seychelles between 1977 and 1980.  In both his academic and diplomatic work, LeMelle urged the United States to become more engaged in Africa, focusing … Read MoreWilbert J., Sr. LeMelle (1931-2003)

Pamela E. Bridgewater (1947- )

  "Image Ownership: Public Domain" Pamela E. Bridgewater is a career Foreign Service officer who has been recognized for important diplomatic work in South Africa, Ghana, and Liberia.  Her most recent posting was as U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica. Born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Bridgewater earned a … Read MorePamela E. Bridgewater (1947- )

Arthur W. Lewis (1926- )

Arthur W. Lewis was a career foreign officer who served in diplomatic missions in Eastern Europe and Africa before retiring in 1987.  He also played a significant role in expanding opportunities for racial and ethnic minorities in the American diplomatic corps. Before entering the Foreign … Read MoreArthur W. Lewis (1926- )