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February 3, 2019 at 2:14 pm

Post Interviews Jeffries about History of African Americans in Athens

Bayyinah Jeffries, portrait

Dr. Bayyinah Jeffries

The Post interviewed Dr. Bayyinah Jeffries, Assistant Professor of African American Studies,  in a story headlined “A glimpse into the turbulent history of African Americans in Athens.”

Bayyinah Jeffries has recently started exploring the university archives to learn more about Ohio University’s and Athens’ histories in regard to race relations. An assistant professor of African-American studies, Jeffries has a background in social movements and race relations on a national scale but has started her research on more local African-American history.

She hasn’t been surprised by her findings so far.

“Athens, like anywhere else, suffered from the same kinds of issues: racial discrimination in terms of jobs, in terms of access to the university for students of color,” Jeffries said.

Read more in the Post.

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