Cherisse Jones-Branch

Academic Historian

Cherisse Jones-Branch is Associate Professor of History at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro.  She received her B.A. and M.A. from the College of Charleston, South Carolina, and a doctorate in History from The Ohio State University, Columbus.  Jones-Branch is the author of Crossing the Line: Women and Interracial Activism in South Carolina during and after World War II. She is currently working on a manuscript on rural black women’s activism in Arkansas.

 

Rosalyn Terborg-Penn (1941-2018)

Pioneering scholar in black women’s history, Rosalyn Marian Terborg-Penn was born in Brooklyn, New York, on October 22, 1941, to Jeanne Van Horn Terborg, a clerical worker, and Jacques Arnold Terborg, a jazz musician born in Suriname. Terborg and her brother Jacques Jr., spent their … Read MoreRosalyn Terborg-Penn (1941-2018)

Thelma Beatrice Johnson Streat (1912-1959)

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” African American artist and dancer Thelma Johnson Streat was born in Yakima, Washington on August 29, 1912, the second of Gertrude Beatrice Carson and James A. Johnson’s five children.  Streat’s artistic ability was evident at a young age.  She graduated from … Read MoreThelma Beatrice Johnson Streat (1912-1959)