Dr. Erin D. Chapman is a scholar of race and sexuality in U.S. culture and an historian of gender politics in the 20th century black freedom movement. Her research has been supported by the Ford Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the American Association of University Women, and the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University. At George Washington University, Dr. Chapman teaches courses in African American history, African American historiography, African American historical biography, the history of American slavery and its legacies, and U.S. black radicalisms. She is the author of "Prove It On Me: New Negroes, Sex, and Popular Culture in the 1920."
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