Danielle McGuire is an award-winning author and historian. Her first book, At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance--a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power, won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award, Lillian Smith Book Award and the Julia Cherry Spruill Award. She co-authored with John Dittmer Freedom Rights: New Perspectives in the Civil Rights Movement (University of Kentucky Press). Her essay, "It Was Like We Were All Raped" was published in the Journal of American History and won numerous awards. McGuire is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, HLN, National Public Radio, BookTV, and dozens of local radio stations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and South America. Her popular essays have appeared in the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, TheGrio.com and TheRoot.com and CNN.com.
She is currently at work on a book about police violence at the Algiers Motel during the 1967 Detroit uprising.