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Khaleelah I. L. Harris is pursuing Master of Arts in History at Howard University. She holds a Master of Arts in Religion from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion & Philosophy from Bethune-Cookman University

 

Khaleelah's research investigates the project of identity formation and self-making practices for upper/middle class Black Women of the eras guided by post-emancipation racial uplift projects, and through this, seeks to develop cultural taxonomies through which we can better determine how this particular group of Black Women enacted beautiful experiments with their lives.. 

 

She is a also Du Boisian Scholar and was a 2019-2020

W. E. B. Du Bois Fellow at UMass Amherst

 

 

Research Interests:

19th and 20th Century African American Women's Cultural History, Gender, Race and the Black Middle Class/Colored 400; Taste-making, Self-making, and Domestic Pleasures; Black Southern Life and Beauty Culture

&

W. E. B. Du Bois, African-American Freethought

Khaleelah Harris' CV

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Adella Hunt Logan
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Atlanta University Women Students
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Howard University Students, Alpha Kappa Alpha Members
Bennett College
Member of Delta Sigma Theta
1800's Daguerreotype, Unknown Black Woman
Dolores Mitchell_Bennet College
Dorothy West
Dorothy West Book Signing for "The Living is Easy"
Dorothy West at Home in Oak Bluffs, MA
Dorothy West, 1935
Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Chapter
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L. Simpson, 2016
Graduating Class, Atlanta University
Bennett College Students
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Spelman College
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Mary Jane Patterson, Oberlin College
Mary Church Terrell
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Unidentified Woman, W. E. B. Du Bois Papers
Nina Gomer Du Bois
Norma Boyd, Alpha Kappa Alpha Founder
Rosa Parks
Ruth Ella Moore
Sadie T. Alexander
Spelman College Actresses
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Miss Lois Harris, Washington, DC - 1942.
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