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Elsa Barkley Brown

Associate Professor and Associate Chair
2123 Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park, MD 20742
Work Phone: 
301 405 4290
Expert Credentials: 

Elsa Barkley Brown is the author of pivotal articles in African American, cultural, urban, and southern women's history. An expert on the history of the black community of Richmond, Virginia, she is the coeditor of Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia and Major Problems in African-American History. Her current research and teaching interests include cultural history and the arts and the documentary history of women in the Civil Rights movement.


Area of Expertise: 

African American political culture with an emphasis on gender. US History, African-American History, African-American Women's History

Ph.D. African American History Kent State University