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Independent Scholar
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Civil Rights Movement, Sexual Violence, Racial violence, Rape, Resistance, African American Freedom Struggle, African American women, police brutality
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About Me

Danielle McGuire is the author of At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance-a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power (Knopf), which won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award and the Lillian Smith Book Award. She is the recipient of the Lerner Scott Prize for best dissertation in women’s history. Her Journal of American History article, “It was Like We Were All Raped: Sexualized Violence, Community Mobilization and the African American Freedom Struggle,” won the A. Elizabeth Taylor Prize for best essay in southern women’s history and was reprinted in the Best Essays in American History. McGuire is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Headline News, National Public Radio, BookTV, and dozens of radio stations throughout the United States. Her popular essays have appeared in the Detroit Free Press, Bridge Magazine, Washington Post, Huffington Post,, and She is currently at work on a book about police violence in Detroit in 1967.

Recent Publications


Murder in the Motor City: The 1967 Detroit Uprising and American Injustice (Knopf, manuscript in progress)

At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance–a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power (Knopf, 2010) (Vintage, 2011)

Freedom Rights: New Perspectives of the Civil Rights Movement, eds. Danielle L. McGuire and John Dittmer, (University Press of Kentucky, 2011)


Recy Taylor, Oprah Winfrey and the Long History of black women saying #MeToo,” Washington Post, January 9, 2018.

On Being White and Writing Black History,” Detroit Free Press, December 10, 2017

Raped and Left on the Road, She said #MeToo. Jurors said, “No, Not You.”  (with Kidada Williams) Bridge Magazine, December 14, 2017.

“Detroit Police Killed Their Sons at the Algiers Motel. No One Ever Said Sorry,” Bridge Magazine, July 27, 2017 (1st Place, “Column Writing” Michigan Press Association 2018)

“Murder at the Algiers Motel,” in Joel Stone, ed. Detroit 1967, (Detroit, WSU Press, 2017)

 “The Maid and Mr. Charlie: Rosa Parks and the Struggle for Black Women’s Bodily Integrity,” in Leslie Brown, Jacqueline Castledine, and Annie Valk, eds. U.S. Women’s History: Untangling the Threads of Sisterhood (Rutgers University Press, 2017)

Media Coverage
Danielle McGuire has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Headline News, PBS, National Public Radio, BookTV, Fox2 News and dozens of local radio stations throughout the United States, Canada, South America and the UK. She can be seen in the documentary films, "The Rap
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Race, Sexual Violence, Women