Jeanne Theoharis

Jeanne Theoharis is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College of City University of New York and the author or coauthor of nine books and numerous articles on the civil rights and Black Power movements, the politics of race and education, social welfare, and civil rights in post-9/11 America. Her widely-acclaimed biography The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks (Beacon Press, 2015) won a 2014 NAACP Image Award and the Letitia Woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women Historians. Her recent book, A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History (Beacon Press, 2018), won the 2018 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize in Nonfiction.

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