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African American and Diaspora Studies

A stash of love letters results in Vanderbilt scholar’s first book

Dec. 8, 2010—Stormy Weather tracks evolution of African American marriages Long-neglected love letters between a domestic servant husband and his teacher wife have provided an important part of a new book that tracks how middle class African American marriages evolved in the early and mid 20th century. Stormy Weather: Middle-Class African American Marriages between the World Wars,...

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Vanderbilt’s Sharpley-Whiting named to The Root 100 list

Oct. 20, 2010—Vanderbilt professor T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting was named one of the top 100 young leaders of the African American community by the The Root, an online magazine founded by scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. Sharpley-Whiting is the author of Pimps Up, Ho’s Down: Hip Hop’s Hold on Young Black Women and editor of The Speech: Race...

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