Public Writing & Digital History Projects
McCray, Kenja. “Dr. Jacqueline A. Rouse: 1950-2020.” Truth (August 15, 2020). http://abwh.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Special-Issue-Dr.-Jacqueline-A.-Rouse-8.15.20-1.pdf.
Desai, Shreyas, Kenja McCray, and Curtis L. Todd. “Disrupting Illusions of Fluency.” Faculty Focus (October 8, 2018). https://www.facultyfocus.com/uncategorized/disrupting-illusions-of-fluency/.
McCray, Kenja. “Focus on Atlanta History: An Interview with Dr. Maurice Hobson.” Roots and Wings (bulletin) 3, no. 1 (March 2018).
McCray, Kenja. “Focus on Atlanta History.” Roots and Wings (bulletin) 2, no. 4 (November 2017).
McCray, Kenja. BlackPast.org, s.v. “Oyotunji Village,” last modified September 12, 2015, http://www.blackpast.org/aah/oyotunji-african-village-1970.
THATCamp: The Humanities and Technology Camp. “Reflections on THATCamp HBCU 2012.” Entry by Kenja McCray. July 11, 2012. http://hbcu2012.thatcamp.org/07/11/kenja-mccray-reflections-on-thatcamp-hbcu-2012/.
McCray, Kenja. Review of The Defeat of Black Power: Civil Rights and the National Black Political Convention of 1972, by Leonard N. Moore. Indiana Magazine of History 118, no. 4 (December 2022): 345-347.
McCray, Kenja, Charmayne Patterson, and Christy Garrison-Harrison. “Remembering Jacqueline Anne Rouse, 1950-2020: Scholarship, Educational Advocacy, and Mentoring as Audacious Leadership.” Journal of the Georgia Association of Historians XXXVII (2021): 105-141.
McCray, Kenja. Review of Harambee City: The Congress of Racial Equality in Cleveland and the Rise of Black Power Populism in The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture 12, iss. 1 (2019): 128-131.
Todd, Curtis L., Kokila Ravi, and Kenja McCray. “Cultivating Critical Thinking Skills in Online Course Environments: Techniques and Instructional Strategies.” International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design 9, iss. 1 (2019): 19-37.
McCray, Kenja. “‘Talk Doesn’t Cook the Soup’: Reflections on a Collegiate Rites of Passage Program.” Murmurations: Emergence, Equity, and Education 1, no. 1 (July 2018): 20-28.
McCray, Kenja. “Congress of African People.” In Black Power Encyclopedia: From “Black is Beautiful” to Urban Uprisings, edited by Akinyele Umoja, Karin L. Stanford, and Jasmin A. Young, 286-291. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, July 2018.
McCray, Kenja. “Cultural Nationalism.” In Black Power Encyclopedia: From “Black is Beautiful” to Urban Uprisings, edited by Akinyele Umoja, Karin L. Stanford, and Jasmin A. Young, 307-313. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, July 2018.
McCray, Kenja, and Rachanice Candy Tate. “Kalamu ya Salaam.” In Black Power Encyclopedia: From “Black is Beautiful” to Urban Uprisings, edited by Akinyele Umoja, Karin L. Stanford, and Jasmin A. Young, 698-701. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, July 2018.
McCray, Kenja. Review of We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination, by Russell Rickford. The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture 9, iss. 2 (2016): 276-278.
McCray, Kenja. “Dream Big.” In Focus on College Success: FYEX 1630 First Year Experience. 4th ed., by Constance Staley. Independence, KY: Cengage Learning, 2016.
McCray, Kenja, and N. Josiah Pamoja. “Black Power Movement.” In African American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide, edited by Tyson D. King-Meadows, 40-45. Santa Barbara: Mission Bell Media, July 2015.
“Use of Indigenous African Healing Practices as a Mental Health Intervention,” with Ojelade, Meyers, and Ashby in Journal of Black Psychology (July 2014), http://jbp.sagepub.com.
“Use of Ifa as a Means of Addressing Mental Health Concerns among African American Clients,” with Ojelade, Meyers, and Ashby in Journal of Counseling & Development 89, no. 4 (Fall 2011): 406-412, http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ937556.
Interview – “They Were Here: The History of the Macedonia African Methodist Cemetery (Pt. 1).” Leadership Johns Creek, Mercer University’s Tift College of Education, and the Johns Creek Historical Society.
Invited Speaker- “Oral History & the Africatown Project.” From Clotilda to Community: The History of Mobile, Alabama’s Africatown. National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks Summer Program, July 1, 2021.
Invited Speaker- Juneteenth is a Big Day Around Here. IHG Hotels International Black Employees’ Resource Group, June 17, 2021.
Invited Speaker- Juneteenth. The Mixed Space, June Meetup 2021.
Invited Panel Participant- Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: Environmental Justice and Human Rights. Antioch University Individualized Studies Winter 2021 Virtual Colloquium. Presentation, “Forged in Fire: Reflections on Connie Tucker’s Environmental Justice Advocacy.”
Invited Panel Participant- Reflections on Judas and the Black Messiah: Women in the Struggle. Clark Atlanta University Department of Political Science Spring 2021 Seminar, February 2021.
Panel Participant- The Struggle and Triumphs of Black Women’s Experiences in America. National Council of Black Studies Annual Meeting, March 2020. Paper, “Forged in Fire: Connie Tucker, Florida Black Power, and Environmental Justice Advocacy.”
The Servant Leader. Black History Month Achievers Community Recognition Program, Atlanta Branch Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Atlanta, February 2020.
Why We Celebrate. Third Annual Pre-Kwanzaa Event of the Atlanta Branch Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Atlanta, December 2019.
Panel Participant- Challenging Geographies and Chronologies of the Global 1960s: Student Activism and Educational Revolts in Chile, Ethiopia, and the United States. American Historical Association Annual Meeting, January 2019. Paper, “’Our People’s Future Is Dependent on Our . . . Education’: Schools, Politics, and Empowerment in Black Cultural Nationalist Women’s Activism, 1965–87.”
Invited Panel Participant- Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era: A Conversation with Author Ashley D. Farmer. Center for Civil and Human Rights, May 2018.
Panel Participant- Georgia Association of Historians Annual Conference, February 2018 – Panel Title – New Directions in Pedagogy – Paper Title – “Putting ‘History eLabs’ in the Loop: A Case Study on Using Discussions and the ‘Evaluation’ Level of Bloom’s Taxonomy to Develop and Demonstrate Students’ Historical Thinking Skills Online.”
Invited Keynote Speaker- Unsung Sheroes of the Black Liberation Struggle. Atlanta Metropolitan Planning Board Culture Week Series. Atlanta Metropolitan State College, February 2017.
Panel Participant– Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Conference, September 2017 – Panel Title – Reviving Traditional and Historic Black Educational Practices – Paper Title – ““To Build Our Nation . . . Teach Our Children!”: Women’s Gender Roles in Independent and Supplementary Black Educational Programs.”
Invited Keynote Speaker- A Healing Paradigm Wellness Center, Summer 2017 Soul Food Series, Dismantling Oppression, Title- Leadership Lessons: Women, Black Power, and Resistance.
Invited Panel Participant– Atlanta Metropolitan State College Center for Academic Success Fall 2016 Workshop Series, October 27, 2016 – Panel Title – Bridging the Blue & Black Gap: Improving the Relations and Perceptions of Our Police Force and Our Black Lives Matter Movement.
Panel Participant– Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD), 8th Biennial Conference, November 2015 – Panel Title – Black Women’s Writings, Oral Histories, and Discourses of Pan-Africanism – Paper Title – “Pan-Africanism and Cultural-Nationalist Women’s Black Freedom Struggle Narratives.”
Moderator– Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Centennial Conference Film Festival, September 2015 – MUMIA: Long Distance Revolutionary.
Panel Participant- Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Centennial Conference, September 2015 – Panel Title – The Long Struggle for Black Lives: Shades of Female Activism, 1960-2015 – Paper Title – “Education Didn’t Mean a Degree. It Means How We Serve Our Race and All Humanity.”
Moderator- Humanity in Action, Center for Civil and Human Rights, The John Lewis Fellowship, July 2015 – Panel Title – Women, Politics, and Grassroots Activism.
Panel Participant- Georgia Association of Historians Annual Conference, February 2015 – Panel Title – Nobody Knows Their Names: New Perspectives on Black Freedom Struggle Activism – Paper Title – “Movement Memories: Cultural-Nationalist Women Remember the Long Freedom Struggle.”