Angela Hornsby-Gutting is assistant professor of history at the University of Mississippi, where her specialties include African American gender identity within the early 20th century South. Her Ph.D. in history is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hornsby-Gutting is the author of several articles and essays on the African-American experience, including “Gender and Class in Post-Emancipation Black Communities,” in the Blackwell Companion to African-American History, Alton Hornsby, Jr., editor (Blackwell Publishing, 2005) She is completing a book-length manuscript which employs feminist analysis to assess African-American male identity and community building in North Carolina during Jim Crow. She is also, within the same historical period, exploring constructions of romantic love among African American southerners.
Elaine Jones, the first woman to administer the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Education Fund (NAACP-LDF), was born in Norfolk, Virginia on March 2, 1944, the daughter of a railroad porter and a school teacher. She received a Bachelor … Read MoreElaine R. Jones (1944- )