Independent Historian

Kassandra Tuten is an independent historian and communicator who holds a degree in history, minor in sociology and certificate in women’s studies from Georgia Southwestern State University. Her career has involved multiple roles in communications and marketing, including as intern with the National Park Service in Georgia; project coordinator for the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving; writer, editor, and photographer for the Grand Rapids Herald Review; and internal communicator for the University of Idaho. Currently, Kassandra works as the media and communications specialist for University of Wisconsin Law School. Kassandra’s research interests lie in exploring global histories of gender and sexuality.

The Leesburg Stockade “Stolen Girls” (1963)

In mid-July 1963, approximately 200 African American youth met in downtown Americus, Georgia, to peacefully protest local segregation. After sanctioning violent attacks by a white mob, police moved in to arrest the young protesters. While some protesters were shortly released, 35 African American girls found … Read MoreThe Leesburg Stockade “Stolen Girls” (1963)