Author / Historian

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Encyclopedia Entries include:

"Mississippi,” Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present

"Naomi Sims,” (fashion model/beautypreneur), Mississippi Encyclopedia

"Patrick Kelly,” (pioneering fashion designer), Mississippi Encyclopedia

"Meharry,”The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Vol. 24, Science & Medicine

About African American History for Dummies

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