Genna Rae McNeil

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415 Hamilton Hall
CB# 3195
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
919-962-8082 (phone)

MA University of Chicago, 1970
PhD University of Chicago, 1975

Research Interests

Genna Rae McNeil’s areas of specialty are African-American History and U.S. social movements of the twentieth century. Within these areas, current research interests are civil rights, and civil liberties, African-American women and social movements, the African-American religious experience, youth movements, and African-American youth. She is completing a research project on Joan Little and “The ‘Free Joan Little’ Movement.” Additional research interests and forthcoming studies include focus on Women, Social Movements, Activism/Agency, Depression, and Incarceration/Prisons.

Some Significant Publications

Courses Offered (as schedules allow)

For current course listings, consult the Registrar’s Schedule of Classes.

  • HIST 395—Topics in African-American History
  • HIST 569—History of African-American Women
  • HIST 581—United States Constitutional History before the Civil War
  • HIST 582—United States Constitutional History after the Civil War
  • HIST 588—History of African-Americans to 1865
  • HIST 589—History of African-Americans, 1865 to Present
  • HIST 870—Readings in African-American History
  • HIST 942—Graduate Seminar in African-American History

Professor McNeil holds an adjunct position in the Department of African and African American Diaspora Studies (AAADS).

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