Academic Historian

Kenja McCray holds a Ph.D. in history from Georgia State University, an M.A. from Clark Atlanta University, and a B.A. from Spelman College. Her areas of interest include the 20th century United States, African Americans, Africa and the diaspora, transnational histories, women, class, and leadership. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Journal of the Georgia Association of Historians, Histoire Sociale/Social History, and the Black Power Encyclopedia: From Black Is Beautiful to Urban Uprisings. A faculty member in the Humanities Department at Clayton State University, Dr. McCray has also served as a Visiting Associate Professor of History at the Georgia Institute of Technology and as an Associate Professor of History at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. She teaches U.S. and African American history, African American studies, African American culture, and women’s history.

Oyotunji Village [The Village] (1970- )

Oyotunji Village (The Village) was the first known black nationalist settlement developed by African American worshippers of the orishas (African deities). While the Village’s founders modeled Oyotunji on West African cultures, they also sought to build a self-defined, independent community in the United States within … Read MoreOyotunji Village [The Village] (1970- )