Department of History

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Rae Ferguson


  • African-American history
  • Black women
  • African diaspora in the Americas


Ph.D., U.S. History, Indiana University, Bloomington, June 1997
M.A., U.S. History, Indiana University, 1989
B.A., Anthropology/European History, Richmond College (CUNY) 1974


  • Catherine Higgs, Barbara A. Moss and Earline Rae Ferguson, eds. Stepping Forward: Black Women in Africa and the Americas (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2002).
  • A Community Affair: Black Club Women’s Work in Indianapolis, 1880-1930 (in revision, University of Illinois Press).

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