Race, Rage, and Resistance: Cherisse Jones-Branch
CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas presents Race, Rage, and Resistance
“To Make the Farm Bureau Stronger and Better for All the People”: African Americans and the American Farm Bureau Federation: 1920–1966
Speaker: Cherisse Jones-Branch
Cherisse Jones-Branch is the dean of the Graduate School and the James and Wanda Lee Vaughn Endowed Professor of History at Arkansas State University. She has written numerous articles on women’s civil rights and rural activism, is the author Crossing the Line: Women and Interracial Activism in South Carolina during and after World War II (2014), and co-edited Arkansas Women: Their Lives and Times (2018). Her second monograph, Better Living by Their Own Bootstraps: Black Women’s Activism in Rural Arkansas, 1914–1965, will be published in June 2021 by the University of Arkansas Press.
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