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)

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 Malcolm were never brought … Read MoreThe Moore’s Ford Lynching (July 1946)

Amelia Boynton Robinson (1911-2015)

Although mostly known for widely-publicized photographs that depicted her assault during the 1965 Bloody Sunday civil rights march in Selma, Alabama, Amelia Boynton Robinson lived a long life of civil rights activism in both Georgia and Alabama. Her critical role promoting African American voting rights … Read MoreAmelia Boynton Robinson (1911-2015)

Todd D. Robinson (1963- )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Todd D. Robinson is a career U.S. Foreign Service Officer, currently serving as U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala.  Robinson, a Minister Counselor who speaks Spanish, Italian, and Albanian, has had a wide range of postings with the Foreign Service.  Since his confirmation … Read MoreTodd D. Robinson (1963- )

James A. Joseph (1935- )

“Image Ownership: Michael Kinsey” James A. Joseph is a lifelong educator and public policy activist who served as the first African American U.S. ambassador to post-apartheid South Africa from 1996-1999.  Joseph has worked to promote leadership opportunities in both the corporate world and through the … Read MoreJames A. Joseph (1935- )

Wilbert J. LeMelle Sr. (1931-2003)

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 on economic development and … Read MoreWilbert J. LeMelle Sr. (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- )