About the Author
Clenora Hudson-Weems, Professor of English (UMC), received the PhD (U. of Iowa), M.A. (Atlanta U.), B. A. (LeMoyne College) degrees, and a Certificate of French Studies (L'Université de Dijon, France). She is author of Africana Womanism: Reclaiming Ourselves (Bedford, 1993); Africana Womanist Literary Theory (Africa World Press, 2004); two books in her Emmett Till Trilogy - Emmett Till: The Sacrificial Lamb of the Civil Rights Movement (Bedford, 1994; AuthorHouse, 2006); The Definitive Emmett Till: Passion and Battle of a Woman for Truth and Intellectual Justice (AuthorHouse, 2006); and editor of the third of the Till Trilogy-Plagiarism-Physical and Intellectual Lynchings: An Emmett Till Continuum (AuthorHouse, 2007). She is also co-author with Wilfred D. Samuels of Toni Morrison (Prentice-Hall, 1990), and co-author with Dora Anderson of The Rosa Parks of the Disabled Movement: Plantation Politics and a Black Woman's Struggle against General Motors, United Auto Workers and Government Bureaucrats (AuthorHouse, 2008). She is editor of Contemporary Africana Theory, Thought and Action: A Guide to Africana Studies (Africa World Press, 2007). Forthcoming is her first novel, Soul Mates. She has completed a movie script, "Unearthing Emmett Till: Passion for Truth" (Barry Marrow, Oscar Award-Winning Co-Writer of Rain Man and Producer). Her current work is on the Plight of Black Farmers and Land Owners as an Emmett Till Continuum.
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