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Barbara D. Savage

Saturday, May 2110:35 - 12:20 PM

Session 6

Internationalization of African American Politics and Culture

Barbara D. Savage is Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought at the University of Pennsylvania and chair of its Department of Africana Studies.  She is a scholar of twentieth century African American history with a focus on political and intellectual history, religious history, women’s history.  She is the author of:  Your Spirits Walk Beside Us:  The Politics of Black Religion (Harvard, 2008), which won the prestigious 2012 Grawemeyer Prize in Religion and Broadcasting Freedom:  Radio, War, and the Politics of Race, 1938-1948 (UNC, 1999) which won the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Book Award.  Her co-edited works are:  Women and Religion in the African Diaspora (Hopkins, 2006) and Black Women’s Intellectual History (UNC, 2015). She is currently working on a biography of Merze Tate, a pioneering black woman diplomatic historian on the faculty at Howard from 1942-1977. Savage holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia, a law degree from Georgetown, and a Ph. D. in history from Yale.

*Since the NEH was founded, the agency has awarded more than $171 million to nearly three thousand projects on African American history and culture. Savage has been a recipient of NEH funding.

AFFILIATION: University of Pennsylvania