Expert: Leslie Harris

Diversity and Race

Leslie Harris, associate professor of history and African American Studies, was cofounder and director of Emory's Transforming Community Project, a multi-year program designed for the entire institution to rethink and confront its own race history. More than 1500 community members participated in the project.

Harris's research focuses on the history of pre-Civil War African Americans in the United States and their struggles to achieve freedom and racial equality. She is the author of "In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863" (University of Chicago Press, 2003) and is working on "Enchained Masculinity: African-American Men of the Slave South." Harris was the recipient of Emory's  Scholar-Teacher Award for 2013.

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