Araujo, Ana Lucia

Clark-Lewis, Elizabeth

Foster, Thomas A.

Kerr-Ritchie, Jeffrey

Mabeko-Tali, Jean-Michel

Medford, Edna

Muraya, Petronella

Scott, Daryl

Swan, Quito

Taylor, Nikki

Tolbert, Emory

Toungara, Jeanne

Wright-Lewis, Kay


Carrington, Selwyn

DeLeon, David

Dey, Balaram

Reidy, Joseph

In memoriam:

Aziz Batran (1941-2011)


Elizabeth Clark-Lewis

A historian of the United States, Professor Clark-Lewis has taught courses on African-American women, women in the United States, African-American history, history of the District of Columbia, and the history of African-Americans in Pennsylvania. As the director of the department's Public History program, she also has offered courses on museums and archives, oral history, historic preservation and a seminar in the field. In conjunction she has taught students about genealogical research, family history and genealogy, and courses on related themes. She has published books and articles on these subjects, among them First Freed: Emancipation in the District of Columbia (1998), and Living In, Living Out: African American Domestics in Washington, DC (1994, paperback 1996), winner of the Letitia Brown Prize in Women's History. Over a dozen articles on women, race, household workers, and related subjects have appeared in such journals as Washington History, Truth: Journal of the Association of Black Women, the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and the Afro-American Genealogical Society Newsletter, and as chapters in books.

Professor Clark-Lewis also was the project director and producer for the PBS documentary film, Freedom Bags, which won the Oscar Micheaux Award. Her work has been supported by numerous research grants from the National Park Service, the National Endowment for the Arts, D.C. Arts and Humanities Council, several private and corporate foundations, the state of Virginia, WETA Channel 26 [PBS], and Howard University. Along with a postdoctoral research fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution, Professor Clark-Lewis has gained recognition through many awards, including the Best Documentary award from the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, a Gold Apple award from the National Education Association, a First Place at the American Film and Video Festival as well as graduate research awards from the Ford Foundation and the Shomacher Foundation.

Elizabeth Clark-Lewis
Professor of History and Director, Public History Program
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

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