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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Barbara Ransby  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction



Illinois Connection

The author lives and works in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ransby is an associate professor of History and African American Studies at University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a writer, historian and longtime activist and author of a biography of Ella J. Baker. She has worked with the Black Radical Congress, Progressive Media Project, Crossroads Fund, Public Square, African American Women in Defense of Ourselves and other activist organizations.

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