Christi M. Smith

Academic Historian

Christi M. Smith is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Sociology at The Ohio State University. Her Ph.D. in Sociology is from Indiana University. Her research interests lie at the intersection of race and ethnicity, social movements, politics and education.  

Challenging Caste and Race: The Campaign for Integrated Higher Education in the Reconstruction Era

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” In her new book, Reparation and Reconciliation: The Rise and Fall of Integrated Higher Education, sociologist Christi M. Smith reveals a largely forgotten history of early efforts to integrate higher education in the years following the Civil War. This history pushes … Read MoreChallenging Caste and Race: The Campaign for Integrated Higher Education in the Reconstruction Era

Eunice Hunton Carter (1899-1970)

Eunice Hunton Carter Attending an Afro-American GOP Convention, 1943 Image Courtesy of Getty Images International peace and women’s rights activist, political office seeker, and crime fighter, Eunice Hunton Carter was born July 16, 1899 in Atlanta, Georgia to William Alphaeus Sr. and Addie Waite Hunton … Read MoreEunice Hunton Carter (1899-1970)

National Equal Rights League (1864–1921)

Founded in Syracuse, New York in 1864, the National Equal Rights League (NERL) promoted full and immediate citizenship for African Americans. Created during the Civil War, the League based its call for full citizenship as compensation for military service in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. … Read MoreNational Equal Rights League (1864–1921)