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Carol Anderson


Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University. As a writer, she has authored Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African-American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955, which was published by Cambridge University Press and awarded both the Gustavus Myers and Myrna Bernath Book Awards. Her second book, Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960, was also published by Cambridge. Her most recent publication, White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial Divide, won the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism, is a New York Times Bestseller and Editor’s Pick and has been named one of the best books for 2016 by the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and The Globe and Mail. Dr. Anderson’s research has garnered substantial fellowships and grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Ford Foundation, National Humanities Center, Harvard University’s Charles Warren Center, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (The Big Ten and the University of Chicago), the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and recently, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. She has served as a member of the U.S. State Department’s Historical Advisory Committee and earned her PhD in History from the Ohio State University.

Carol Anderson is a friend of Humanity in Action and a frequent speaker at Humanity in Action events including speaking annually at the John Lewis Fellowship. In 2020 she was one of the three honorees of the Humanity in Action Benefit.