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Barbara Ransby

Barbara Ransby is an historian, writer, and longtime political activist. She is a distinguished professor of African American studies, gender and women’s studies, and history at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she directs the campus-wide Social Justice Initiative.

Professor Ransby has published dozens of articles and essays in popular and scholarly venuesShe is, most notably, the author of an award-winning biography of civil rights activist Ella Baker, entitled Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision (University of North Carolina, 2003). Her most recent book is Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty-First Century.

You can follow Professor Ransby @BarbaraRansby.