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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; Journal of African American 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); From the Grass Roots to the Supreme Court: Brown v. Board of Education and American Democracy(2004); The War on Poverty: A New Grassroots History, 1964-1980 (2011); and U.S. History: Untangling the Threads of Sisterhood (2017). Greene is also a contributor and subject editor for African American National Biography (Oxford, 2008) and contributor to Oxford Research Encyclopedia in American History (Oxford, 2016).. She is currently working on a book-length monograph of the 1970's Free Joan Little Rape-Murder Campaign.


  • 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/Black Power Movement
  • Race and Incarceration