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).