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Dara Walker

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Rutgers University, 2018

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Dara Walker holds a Ph.D. in History from Rutgers University. Her research and teaching interests include African American history, urban history, 20th century U.S. history, Public History, and the digital humanities. She received her B.S. in African American Studies from Eastern Michigan University in 2009 as a Ronald E. McNair Scholar and a M.A. in Pan-African Studies from Syracuse University in 2011. She is currently writing her dissertation Black Power, Youth Politics, and Education in Detroit1966-1973, which examines the role of the high school organizing tradition in the development of black radical politics. Her research has been funded by the Ford Foundation’s Dissertation Fellowship, the Walter P. Reuther Library's Albert Shanker Fellowship for Research in Education, and Rutgers University.