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Danielle McGuire    

Award-Winning Author & Historian of Racial and Sexual Violence

Danielle McGuire is an award-winning author and historian of racial and sexual violence. Her first book, 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 won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award and the Lillian Smith Award. She is the editor with John Dittmer of Freedom Rights: New Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement. She is currently at work on a book about the 1967 murder of three young black men in the Algiers Motel murders in Detroit which will be published by Knopf.

Her Journal of American History essay, “It was Like We Were All Raped: Sexualized Violence, Community Mobilization and the African American Freedom Struggle,” won the A. Elizabeth Taylor Prize for best essay in southern women’s history and was reprinted in the Best Essays in American History.

McGuire earned a PhD from Rutgers University and an MA and BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and has appeared on National Public Radio, BookTV (CSPAN), CNN, MSNBC.com and dozens of local radio stations throughout the United States, South America and Canada. Her essays have appeared in the Journal of American History, the Journal of Civil and Human Rights, The Hollywood Reporter.com, CNN.com, the Huffington Post, TheGrio and TheRoot.

She lives with her husband, two children and a lhasa-poo in metro Detroit.

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