Amina Hassan, a second generation Angeleno, is an independent scholar and an award-winning public radio documentarian with productions ranging from the coup and on-the-spot recording of the U.S. invasion of Grenada, to a radio series for National Public Radio on how race, class and gender shape American sport. Her Ph.D. from Ohio University is in rhetorical criticism. She received her bachelor of arts from the University of California, Berkeley. Presently, she is working on the first critical biography of Loren Miller, civil rights attorney and journalist.
In the essay below, journalist and historian Amina Hassan describes her 2015 biography of Loren Miller, a significant but understudied figure in the long twentieth century campaign for civil rights and racial justice. This book on Loren Miller’s life has its origins in my growing … Read MoreLoren Miller: Legal Crusader in the Long Struggle for Racial Justice in the Twentieth Century