Cherisse Jones-Branch
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Jonesboro, Arkansas

Cherisse Jones-Branch is the James and Wanda Lee Vaughn Endowed Professor of History  and Dean of the Graduate School 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.