Blair LM Kelley

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Blair LM Kelley

Associate professor
North Carolina State University-Department of history

Blair L.M. Kelley is Associate Professor of History at North Carolina State University. She is the author of Right to Ride: Streetcar Boycotts and African American Citizenship in the Era of Plessy v. Ferguson, which won the 2010 Letitia Woods Brown Best Book Award from the Association of Black Women Historians. Active inside the academy and out, Kelley has been a guest on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry Show, Democracy Now, and Countdown with Keith Olbermann and has written for TheGrio.com, Ebony.com, Salon.com, and Jet Magazine. She is the host of Historical Blackness on TWIB.FM, a podcast which explores today’s politics through the lens of history.