DR. CLENORA HUDSON-WEEMS
Clenora Hudson-Weems, PhD, Professor/Public Intellectual, is the author of Africana Womanism & Race & Gender in the Presidential Candidacy of Barack Obama (2008,’09); two books in her Till Trilogy (the 1st to establish Till as catalyst of the CRM): Emmett Till: The Sacrificial Lamb of the Civil Rights Movement (1994); The Definitive Emmett Till: Passion & Battle of a Woman for Truth & Intellectual Justice (2006); editor of the 3rd of the Till Trilogy-- Plagiarism—Physical & Intellectual Lynchings: An Emmett Till Continuum (2007). She is also author of Africana Womanism: Reclaiming Ourselves (1993); Africana Womanist Literary Theory (2004). She is co-author with Wilfred D. Samuels of Toni Morrison (1990), and editor of Contemporary Africana Theory, Thought & Action: A Guide to Africana Studies (2007). She has numerous chapters and articles appearing in such publications as Environmental Justice in the New Millennium: Global Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Human Rights (2009); A Historical & Bibliographical Guide to the African American Experience (2000); and Call & Response: The Riverside Anthology of the African American Literary Tradition (1997), A Historiographical and Bibliographical Guide to the African American Experience (2000), Out of the Revolution: The Development of Africana Studies (2003), State of the Race, Creating Our 21st Century (2004) and Sisterhood, Feminisms and Power (1998).. A recipient of a number of honors and awards, including Ford Fellowships, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the CIC Internship, she received a 1998 Toni Morrison Society Book Award. She has completed a movie script, “Unearthing Emmett Till: Passion for Truth” (with Barry Marrow, Oscar Award-Winning Co-Writer of Rain Man and Producer).
“Africana Womanism is neither an outgrowth nor an addendum to feminism. Africana Womanism is not Black feminism, Africana feminism, or Walker’s womanism that some Africana women have come to embrace” (Hudson-Weems, 1993).