Carol Anderson: An Acclaimed Scholar and Author Defines “History”

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Apr 20 2023 • 27 mins

Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University. With scholarly precision as well as an undeniable urgency, she has authored acclaimed and bestselling books that have transformed perceptions by focusing boldly on systemic racism and its influence on voter suppression, gun rights, and much more.

As a historian, she has shed light on episodes of injustice that had been hidden in darkness; amplified voices that had long been silenced; and rewritten chapters on discrimination, disenfranchisement, and destruction that had been torn out of the historical record.

In this episode, Emory University President Gregory L. Fenves talks with Dr. Anderson about history—who writes it, how we understand it, and the ways in which it shapes our society today.

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