- Ph.D. in African History & African Diaspora
Anne C. Bailey, Ph.D.: As a social historian of History and Africana Studies, she is dedicated to the study of African American history and African Diaspora Studies.
Her research has centered on the history of the Atlantic slave trade and its impact on Africa and its worldwide diaspora. She is particularly interested in bringing voices of the past that have been previously at the margins of historical discourse to the center of inquiry.
She looks at memories of the slave trade from the African perspective.
She is also interested in the interplay of race and gender in the Americas in the 18th and 19th centuries.
“Breaking the Silence and A Break with the Past: African Oral Histories and the Transformations of the Atlantic Slave trade”
What if historical characters from the era of the Atlantic slave trade were able to tell their stories directly to an audience today?
How would the African trader explain his involvement?
How would American and European traders and planters account for their role in slavery?
What about those who resisted this terrible institution?
What would they have to tell us now that might help heal the wounds of our collective past?
Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship
Fulbright Research Award, African Regional Research Program
Harvard University W.E.B Dubois Fellow
Rutgers University Visiting Fellow
Mellon Foundation Fellow
Coro Foundation Fellow
Books by Anne C. Bailey, Ph.D.
- African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Beyond the Silence and the Shame
- Anchors in the Sand
- You Can Make A Difference: The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.
- Return to the Cave of Time
- Weeping Time: Anatomy of a Slave Auction