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Christina Greene

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Christina Greene (Ph.D., Duke University, 1996) is a historian whose teaching and writing focuses on African American women's activism. She is the author of Our Separate Ways: Women and the Black Freedom Movement in Durham, North Carolina, 1940-1970 (University of North Carolina Press, 2005) which won the Julia Cherry Spruill Award for best published work in southern women's history from the Southern Association for Women Historians. She has published in Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies, Feminist Studies, Journal of Southern History, the two-volume reference work Civil Rights in the United States and in several edited collections, Hidden Histories of Women in the New South (1994) and From the Grass Roots to the Supreme Court: Brown v. Board of Education and American Democracy (2004). Greene is also a contributor and subject editor for African American National Biography (Oxford, 2008) and is currently working on a book-length monograph of the 1970s Free Joan Little Movement.


  • Ph.D., 1996, Duke University, Department of History
  • M.A., 1979, Sarah Lawrence College, Women's History Program
  • B.A., 1977, City College of New York (CCNY/CUNY), Department of English, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • African American Women's Activism
  • Women in the Civil Rights Movement