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Dr Winston A Grady-Willis

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Personal Biography Statement

Winston Grady-Willis is professor and chair of African and African American Studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He earned a BA in history from Columbia, an MPS in Africana Studies from Cornell, and a PhD in history from Emory. Prior to coming to MSU Denver he was Director of Intercultural Studies and associate professor of American Studies at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. While at Syracuse University, where he taught and labored in the Department of African American Studies, he received the Meredith Teaching Recognition Award. His book, Challenging U.S. Apartheid: Atlanta and Black Struggles for Human Rights, 1960-1977 (Duke), seeks to provide a gendered examination of the contemporary Black Freedom movement. His articles have appeared in Presence Africaine, The Black Panther Party Reconsidered and Black Prison Movements, USA.

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