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Katherine Mellen Charron

Associate Professor

Withers Hall 247

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Date: 09/01/19 - 5/31/20
Amount: $36,000.00
Funding Agencies: National Humanities Center

This study illuminates rural radical black women’s pursuit of political and economic self-determination in the post-1965 freedom struggle. I demonstrate the ways that Evangeline Grant Redding Briley and a network of activists in northeastern North Carolina both conceptualized and deployed Black Power and women’s liberation politics to affirm community identity and to fight black land loss, poverty, sexism, and the carceral state. With attention to the cultural and geographical distinctions of a rural southern milieu, I also show how they adapted these ideologies in new temporal contexts to respond to persistent state-sanctioned violence against black people.


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