Selected Publications
  • African American Lives, co-edited with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Oxford University Press, 2004)
  • The Harvard Guide to African-American History, co-edited with Darlene Clark Hine and Leon Litwack (Harvard University Press, 2001)
  • Righteous Discontent: The Women's Movement in the Black Baptist Church: 1880-1920, (Harvard University Press, 1993)
  • African-American Women's History and the Metalanguage of Race, Signs, Vol. 17, No. 2. (Winter, 1992), pp. 251-274.
Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

Position: Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African American Studies; Chair, Department African and African American Studies

Field: United States

Specialty: 19th and 20th century American History, African-American History, Women's History, Religious Studies

2013-2014: On leave

Contact Info

Department of African and African American Studies

Barker Center

12 Quincy Street

Cambridge, MA 02138



Office Hours: On leave for the year. Contact  Leanne Chaves at  or by phone  at 5-2527 for an appt.