Blair L. M. Kelley, 2022–23 | National Humanities Center

Blair L. M. Kelley (NHC Fellow, 2022–23)

Project Title

Black Folk: The Promise of the Black Working Class

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2022–23

Blair L. M. Kelley completed two rounds of edits, copyedits, and photo selection for her book Black Folk: The Roots of the Black Working Class (Liveright Publishing, W.W. Norton & Company, June 2023). She completed two new book proposals, Jubilee: The Untold Stories of the Celebrations of Juneteenth and Emancipation Day, which will be published by Black Dog and Leventhal in 2024, and Native Daughter: The Tragedy of Corrine Sykes, which is under review at Liveright. She completed edits on her chapter, “Raced Monuments: Histories of Resistance, Contemporary Movements, Finding Our Way Forward,” for Empty Pedestals: Narratives on History, Race and Design, edited by Kofi M. Boone and M. Elen Deming (Louisiana State University Press, fall 2023). Her chapter, “Black Education and Bearing the Burden of Separate but Equal,” appeared in The New History of the American South, edited by W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Laura F. Edwards, Jon F. Sensbach (Ferris and Ferris, University of North Carolina Press, May 2023).