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Ohio State University
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African American history, cultural history, literary history, Black women, Black feminism, LGBTQ, violence, literature, art, drama, performance
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Koritha Mitchell is author of the new book From Slave Cabins to the White House: Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture and the award-winning book Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890 – 1930. She is also editor of the Broadview Edition of Frances Harper’s 1892 novel Iola Leroy. Her commentary has appeared in outlets such as CNNGood Morning AmericaThe Huffington PostNBC NewsPBS Newshour, and NPR’s Morning Edition. She was also the founding ambassador for the Columbus, Ohio, chapter of Black Girls RUN!, a national organization encouraging African American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority.

Recent Publications
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United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
5, 8, 9
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Emancipation, Family, Gender, Literary History, Migration & Immigration, Pedagogy, Race, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Slavery, Women