Danielle L. McGuire

Danielle L. McGuire

Danielle L. McGuire is the author of At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance—A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power (2010), which won the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award, the Lillian Smith Award, and the Southern Association of Women Historians' Julia Cherry Spruill Award, and received an honorable mention for the OAH Darlene Clark Hine Award. She is also a coeditor, with John Dittmer, of Freedom Rights: New Perspectives in the Civil Rights Movement (2011). Her new book, "Murder in the Motor City: The 1967 Detroit Riot and American Injustice," is forthcoming.

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Twitter: @dmcguire13.


  • Recy Taylor and the Roots of the #MeToo Movement
  • Murder in the Motor City: The 1967 Detroit Riot and American Injustice *
  • "The Maid and Mr. Charlie": Black Women and Sexual Violence in the Jim Crow South
  • The Montgomery Bus Boycott as a Women's Movement for Dignity
  • Resurrecting the Past: How to Write History that Matters and Makes a Difference
  • Rosa Parks, the Radical

Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.

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To Gain Title to Our Bodies: Black Women and the Long Civil Rights Movement

This lecture was presented as the Belle McWilliams Lecture for the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities at the University of Memphis. Recorded by Marty Deull in March 2015.

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