Heather Andrea Williams
Heather Andrea Williams

Heather Andrea Williams is the presidential professor and professor of Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Reconstruction
Dec. 8 2017 7:20 AMThe Oppressor’s BookshelfAs formerly enslaved Americans battled to become literate, the only books available to them were written by white supremacists and condescending abolitionists.
The History of American Slavery
June 17 2015 5:27 AMCompartmentalizing SlaveryHow white Americans constructed a fictitious distinction between white and black emotions.
The History of American Slavery
Oct. 13 2015 3:04 PMInformation WantedThe desperate, hopeful, and occasionally biting ads freed people published in search of their lost loved ones after the Civil War.