Yevette Richards

Yevette Richards

Yevette Richards is an associate professor of history and women and gender studies at George Mason University. She is the author of Maida Springer: Pan-Africanist and International Labor Leader (2000) and the oral history Conversations with Maida Springer: A Personal History of Labor, Race, and International Relations (2004). Her research interests include postbellum black intellectual thought, pan-Africanism, and transnational women’s labor activism during the Cold War. She is currently writing a book on the African Labor College in Uganda, which served as a site for Cold War and transnational labor struggles in the 1950s and 1960s.

Lectures

  • Better Mammies, Wives, and Mothers: Industrial Education for Black Women
  • Gendered Experiences of Pan-African Travel: African Americans in Africa, 1950–1970s
  • Pan-Africanism, Labor, and Civil Rights: The Activism of Maida Springer, George McCray, and A. Philip Randolph
  • The Black Elite and Race Relations in the Postbellum South
  • The Women's Committee: International Labor, Gender, and the Cold War