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Elizabeth Clark-Lewis

Friday, May 2003:45 - 05:30 PM

Session 4

Capitalism and the Making and Unmaking of Black America

Elizabeth Clark-Lewis, PhD, is Professor of History and Public History Program Director at Howard University. She completed her BA and MA at Howard University and holds a doctorate from the University of Maryland. The former Director of Graduate Studies was awarded a Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Shomacher Graduate Fellowship, and Ford Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Her academic appointments include Banneker Professor, George Washington University; Visiting Professor, Pennsylvania State University; and Professor, Northern Virginia Community College. Professor Clark-Lewis has served as National Director of the Association of Black Women Historians; as a member of the Executive Board of the Organization of American Historians; as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Council on Public History; and on the Executive Council of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

A founder of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Association, she is the prize-winning author or editor of Living In, Living Out: African American Women and Migration to Washington, DC; First Freed: Emancipation in the District of ColumbiaSynergy: Public History At Howard University; Keep It Locked: Tributes to A J Calloway; Emerging Voices and Paradigms: Women Historians Today; and Northern Virginia Community College: An Oral History. With Stanley Nelson she co-produced the PBS documentary Freedom Bags, recently featured at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, which won the Oscar Micheaux Award from the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame.

AFFILIATION: Howard University