Charlene J. Fletcher-Brown is a doctoral student in History at Indiana University and a former lecturer of criminal justice at LaGuardia Community College in New York City. Her research interests include late 19th and early 20th century U.S. History, specifically African-American social and political history, and social history of the United States military. Charlene’s interests also include constitutional and legal history, specifically historical intersections of race, crime and gender. Charlene’s master’s thesis research explored the race riots of the Red Summer of 1919 and the implementation and consequences of the use of martial law during the 1919 riot in Charleston, South Carolina.
Congresswoman Alma Shealey Adams currently represents North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. She is the 100th woman elected to that legislative body and the second African American woman, after Eva Clayton, to represent North Carolina in the U.S. Congress. … Read MoreAlma Shealey Adams (1946-)