The Feminist Agenda: 02.03 Dr. Tara T. Green on the respectability of Black women

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Dr. Tara T. Green has two books out in 2022 that center the respectability of Black women, specifically lesser-known women of the Harlem Renaissance era such as Alice Dunbar-Nelson. Green is an award-winning teacher-mentor-scholar and is currently Professor and former Director (2008-2016) of African American and African Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Her areas of research include Black gender studies, African American autobiographies and fiction (late nineteenth through contemporary), African women’s literature, African American parent-child relationships, and African Americans in the South. Believing that research should explore major issues of the day, Green considers how literature reflects current social and political concerns. Dr. Green is also a community-engaged scholar. During the fall of 2021, she co-led UNCG’s Black Lives Matter Triad Collection project, which is an oral history archive of protestors’ and organizers’ interviews complemented by photos and art. She was the lead interviewer of the protestors and trained her students in her Black Lives Matter course to collect the stories of their peers.
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