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Dr. Rae Ferguson

Associate Professor

Ph.D., U.S. History, Indiana University, Bloomington, June 1997
M.A., U.S. History, Indiana University, 1989
B.A., Anthropology/European History, Richmond College (CUNY) 1974

Research Interests:

African-American history, black women, African diaspora in the Americas

Courses Taught:

  • HIS 150 - Introduction to African American History
  • HIS 355/AAF 355 - Black Women in America
  • HIS 393/AAF 300 - Topics: Black Women as Artists and Cultural Workers
  • HIS 356/AAF 356 - Black Urban History
  • HIS 384 - Modern Caribbean History
  • HIS 481 - Senior Seminar: The Asian- and African-American Diaspora in the U.S.
  • HIS 507 - Graduate Seminar in Oral History


Catherine Higgs, Barbara A. Moss and Earline Rae Ferguson, eds. Stepping Forward: Black Women in Africa and the Americas (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2002).

A Community Affair: Black Club Women's Work in Indianapolis, 1880-1930 (in revision, University of Illinois Press).

Contact Information:

Department of History
University of Rhode Island

80 Upper College Road
113 Washburn Hall
Kingston, RI 02881
Office: 217B Washburn
Phone: 401.874.4079

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URI History Student and Cithara: here

Watch interview of WWII veteran of the Battle of the Bulge created by Gregory Gentile here

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