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Lean’tin L. Bracks  Ph.D.

About

Lean’tin Bracks Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of African American Literature, Chair of the Department of Arts and Languages, and Discipline Coordinator for English at Fisk University in Nashville Tennessee.  She is the author of African American Almanac: 400 Years of Triumph, Courage and Excellence; Writings on Black Women of the Diaspora: History Language and Identity, and editor of the University text The Black Arts Movement of the 1960’s.  She has made numerous contributions to historical, biographical and critical texts such as Children of the Changing South: Accounts of Growing Up During and After Integration; Freedom Facts and First; African American National Biography; Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture; African American Almanac 11th Edition; Notable African American Men, and Contemporary African-American Novelists: a Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook. She has also contributed to scholarly journals such as The Black Scholar and Nineteenth – Century Prose. Her many awards include an Honorary Degree from her undergraduate institution, Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, Outstanding Teaching Awards in the Humanities, and Excellence in Service Award from Fisk University. Dr. Bracks is a native of Texas City, Texas and completed her graduate work at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln Nebraska earning her M.A. and Ph.D.  

Research

Interests include African American Literature, Women of the African Diaspora, and the Slavery Narrative.

Publications

African American Almanac: 400 Years of Triumph, Courage, and Excellence.

     Canton MI: Visible Ink Press, 2012.

“Covered Walkways.”  Children of the Changing SouthEd. Foster Dickson. Jefferson,

     NC: McFarland Publishing, 2012. p.64-69.

Association for the Study of Afro American Life and History, Nikki Giovanni, James

     Weldon Johnson, Wynton Marsalis, Slave Narratives, Alice Walker, Womanism.

     Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture. Ed. Jessie Carney Smith. New

     York: Greenwood Press, 2011.

The Black Arts Movement of the 1960’s: A Collection of Political, Philosophical, and

      Literary Works - Acton Mass: Copley Custom Publishing Group, 2003 [Custom

      Printing]

Writings on Black Women of the Diaspora: History Language and Identity, New York:

      Garland Press, 1997

 Lean’tin Bracks

Lean’tin L. Bracks  Ph.D.
Associate Professor of African American Literature

Education
Ph.D., University of Nebraska   Lincoln, Nebraska
M.A., University of Nebraska   Lincoln, Nebraska
B.A.   Kenyon College - Gambier, Ohio

Contact
615-329-8533