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Barbara Ransby - Listener


A Listener Panel of academics and religious leaders asked questions and made comments following the testimony on each topic.


Barbara RansbyBarbara Ransby received her B.A. from Columbia University and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.  She is a historian, writer and longtime activist.  She is currently a professor in the Departments of African American Studies, History, and Gender and Women Studies (GWS) at UIC. She also serves as Director of GWS.  Dr. Ransby has published widely on issues of race, poverty, and social justice.  She is the author of the award-winning biography, Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision, and numerous essays and articles.


A consultant and board member of numerous non-profit organizations, documentary film projects and museums, Dr. Ransby is also a part of the editorial board of the London-based journal Race and Class and the online journal, The Black Commentator.  She writes regularly for the Progressive Media Project, and lectures widely.

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