Aug. 28, 2013

Crosby Wins Oral History Association Award

Emilye Crosby

GENESEO, N.Y. – Emilye Crosby, professor of history at SUNY Geneseo, has won the Oral History Association's 2013 Article Award for her piece, "White Privilege, Black Burden: Lost Opportunities and Deceptive Narratives in School Desegregation in Claiborne County, Mississippi." The article was published in the Fall 2012 issue of "Oral History Review." She will be honored at the organization's annual meeting in October.

Crosby has been on the Geneseo faculty since 1995. She also won the 2013 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service and the 2002 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Her research focuses on African American history, the Civil Rights Movement and women's history.

Her scholarship has included more than two dozen reviews of work by other historians in the field of civil rights, including a collection of essays titled "Civil Rights History from the Ground Up: Local Struggles, a National Movement." Her monograph "A Little Taste of Freedom: The Black Freedom Struggle in Claiborne County, Mississippi" received the 2006 McLemore Prize from the Mississippi Historical Society.

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