Doretha Williams completed her PhD in American Studies at the University of Kansas in 2011. He dissertation was titled, "Kansas Grows the Best Wheat and the Best Race Women: Black Club Women in Kansas, 1900-1930." She most recently was a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship/Mellon Mays University Grant fellow and serves on the Kansas Humanities Council. Ms. Williams is the Project and Office Manager for the Project on the History of Black Writing.
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