Publications & Other Writings
Represented: The Black Imagemakers Who Reimagined African American Citizenship (2019)
A history of how black entrepreneurs produced media images that forged associations between blackness and Americans in ways that facilitated civil rights agendas in the post-World War II era. Available through University of Pennsylvania Press, Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and other booksellers.
Winner of the 2014 Mira Wilkins Prize, “Selling Liberia” examines the activities of Moss Kendrix, a budding black entrepreneur and Public Relations Officer for the Centennial Commission of the Republic of Liberia, during the years immediately following World War II. To secure US investment in Liberia's postwar development, Kendrix re-presented African Americans and Americo-Liberians as new markets valuable to US economic growth and national security.