Association of Black Women Historians’ Truth: Special Issue, Dr. Jacqueline A. Rouse, Remembrances

“We have dedicated a special issue of Truth to honor the late Dr. Jacqueline A. Rouse. The special issue, which is available for download from our website, contains selected remembrances from friends, colleagues, students, and mentees. We owe a special thanks to Dr. Mary Rolinson for suggesting it and to Dr. Kenja McCray who penned the issue.”

International African Arts Festival Symposium Brooklyn, NYC panel discussion on culture, community, & struggle

IAAF “Reflections of the EAST” Panel Discussion on YouTube

International Arts Festival Symposium

Black Perspectives“The Women of the Committee for Unified Newark (CFUN)”

by Ashley Farmer

“There is . . .  exciting new work in the pipeline on Black women cultural nationalists and the life, theory, and activism of figures such as Amina Baraka by scholars including Kenja McCray and Kim McMillion.” (read more)

Georgia Tech News Center – Turner Foundation Awards Grant Supporting the Region’s First Sustainability Network”

“Redesigned and led by Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC), Center for Sustainable Communities, and EPA Region 4, the fourth Academy began on March 28, 2019. Under the direction of attorney Anne Heard, executive in residence; Kenja McCray, associate professor of history; and Dean Vance Gray of the Social Sciences Division, AMSC’s goal is supporting the [Environmental Justice Academy] in growing and thriving in a location central to the communities the college serves.” (read more)

BBC News – “Stacey Abrams: The Deep South Woman Vying to Make History”

By Courtney Subramanian

“A battle for the governor’s mansion in the US state of Georgia features a woman vying to become the first black American female to run a state.” (read more)

Publication by AMSC Faculty


“Please join AMSC in congratulating Shreyas Desai, M.S., Kenja McCray, Ph.D., and Curtis Todd, Ph.D. for their recent publication; ‘Disrupting Illusions of Fluency.'” Read this insightful, scholarly, and practical article at this link.

#BLKTwitterstorians Knowledge Drops

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BLKTwitterstorians Kwanzaa Knowledge Drop 2017

Southern Foodways Alliance’s Oral History Workshop

 Southern Foodways Alliance 2017

Based on my studies of women’s roles in shaping Pan-African cultural-nationalist foodways, I was awarded one of two scholarships offered through the generous support of Southern Foodways Alliance donor, Edward Lee. Funds support critical studies of oral histories.  The week-long summer 2017 SFA Oral History Workshop took place at Emory University, Atlanta.  Sessions highlighted Southern foodways through the lens of  Buford Highway’s many flavors, including El Sur Latino. Classes also focused on the impact of recorded narratives, and uses of digital humanities as well as other creative methods for disseminating narratives. I am excited about how this experience will shape my future research. Stay tuned!

Georgia State University College of Arts and Sciences – “Ph.D. Student Honored for African American History Research”

by Tiffany Carter

History Ph.D. student Kenja McCray was recently selected to receive the Association of Black Women Historians’ Drusilla Dunjee Houston Memorial Award for her dissertation chapter, “Education Didn’t Mean Having a Degree: It Meant Serving All of Humanity.” She received the award at the Centennial Conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH).  (more)