Nan Elizabeth Woodruff

Penn State University


Nan Woodruff is professor of African American studies and modern U.S. history at Penn State University. She is the author of American Congo: The African American Freedom Struggle in the Delta.

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OCT 23, 2019 Podcast

The Crack-Up: The 1919 Elaine Massacre & the Struggle to Remember, with Nan Woodruff

The massacre in rural Elaine, Arkansas was one of the most violent episodes of 1919's Red Summer of racist confrontations, but it also remains one ...