Nan Elizabeth Woodruff

Nan Elizabeth Woodruff

Nan Elizabeth Woodruff is a professor of African American studies and modern U.S. history at Penn State University. A specialist in twentieth-century African American and southern history, she is the author of American Congo: The African American Freedom Struggle in the Delta (2003, paperback edition 2012), winner of the McClemore Prize. She is currently working on a book project entitled "The Legacies of Everyday Struggle: Memory and Trauma in Grenada and Tallahatchie County, Mississippi in the Post-Civil Rights Era." She has worked extensively with public school teachers.

Lectures

  • The Legacies of Everyday Struggle: Memory and Trauma in Grenada, Mississippi, in the Post-Civil Rights Era
  • The New Negro in the American Congo:The Elaine, Arkansas, Racial Massacre, 1919