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John Bracey Civil Rights Activist and Author

Biography

John H. Bracey, Jr. is department chair of the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is also co-director of the department’s graduate certificate in African Diaspora Studies. His major academic interests are in African American social history, radical ideologies and movements, and the history of African American Women, and the interactions between Native Americans and African Americans, and Afro-Latinos in the United States. During the 1960s, he was active in the Civil Rights, Black Liberation and other radical movements in Chicago. His publications include Black Nationalism in America; the prize-winning African American Women and the Vote: 1837-1965; Strangers and Neighbors: Relations between Blacks and Jews in the United States (with Maurianne Adams); and African American Mosaic: A Documentary History from the Slave Trade to the Twenty-First Century (with Manisha Sinha).

Bracey was honored as part of Stony Brook University's 2016 Black History Month observance.

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