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Françoise N. Hamlin

Brown University

Françoise N. Hamlin (PhD Yale University, 2004) is an associate professor of history and Africana Studies at Brown University. She primarily teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in twentieth century U.S. history, African-American history, and southern history, as well as cultural and Africana Studies. In addition, she co-coordinates partnership activities between Brown and Tougaloo College (MS), such as an annual Civil Rights Spring Break trip for undergraduates. Prior to joining the faculty at Brown, Hamlin was a DuBois-Mandela-Rodney fellow at the University of Michigan (2004-2005), and an assistant professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2005-2007). Since then, she has been a Charles Warren Center Fellow at Harvard University (2007-2008), and a Woodrow Wilson-Mellon Fellow (2010-2011). She is the author of Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta After World War II (University of North Carolina Press, 2012) and co-editor of These Truly Are The Brave: An Anthology of African American Writings on War and Citizenship (University Press of Florida, 2015).

Hamlin’s videos are used in these Choices Program curriculum units:
The American Revolution: Experiences of Rebellion
Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi
Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate
Racial Slavery in the Americas: Resistance, Freedom, and Legacies
We the People: A New Nation

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