Cynthia R. Greenlee


Cynthia R. Greenlee is a doctoral candidate in history at Duke University and lives in North Carolina.

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Roots revolutionized how Americans viewed and talked about black history. But its influence extended across the Atlantic, especially to West Africa and apartheid South Africa. Read more

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As in the infamous 1955 murder of a black teen, society sought to taint the character of a 12-year-old black boy recently killed by police with the sins of his father. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Fights over space—whether in subways or suburban neighborhoods—are more often contests about privilege. Read more

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An open letter to the Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, who is currently running for U.S. Senate, is prompted by his comments about the Republican Party's demographics. Read more

Money, Politics and Power