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Anna-Lisa Cox

The Bone and Sinew of the Land named  one of The Smithsonian Magazine's best history books of 2018!

Anna-Lisa Cox is an award winning historian on the history of racism and race relations in nineteenth-century America. She is a non-resident Fellow at Harvard University's Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. She was a recent Research Associate at the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture where her original research underpinned two historical exhibits. Click here for the link to the Washington Post's feature article on her exhibit on African-American pioneers.
Dr. Cox has been invited to speak at a variety of institutions and organizations across the United States, from universities to middle schools. Her keynote addresses at annual diversity training sessions for hospitals, banks, and law firms have garnered high praise. Dr. Cox has been invited to teach specially created courses at a number of colleges and institutions including recent seminars at the Newberry Library in Chicago. She is also an historical consultant for museums, historical societies, and documentary film makers.
She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her research, including a Gilder Lehrman Foundation Fellowship and grants from the Spencer Foundation. Her published works include numerous essays and editorials as well as the books A Stronger Kinship: One Town's Extraordinary Story of Hope and Faith and The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America’s Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality.