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
(with Manisha Sinha).
Bracey was honored as part of Stony Brook University's 2016 Black History Month observance.