Black History Month Speaker Nishani Frazier

The U.S. Embassy hosted another virtual live talk during Black History Month. This time, Professor Nishani Frazier from the University of Kansas spoke about The Role of Youth in Social Movements. Cultural Attaché Miranda Patterson introduced her and the moderator Nermina Mumic, Federal Chairperson of Muslim Youth Austria, who also co-hosted the event.

Nishani Frazier is Associate Professor of American Studies and History at University of Kansas. She previously held positions as Associate Professor in the Department of History at Miami University of Ohio, Associate Curator of African American History and Archives at Western Reserve Historical Society, Assistant to the Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Archives at the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and personal assistant for Dr. John Hope Franklin, before and during his tenure as chair of President Bill Clinton’s advisory board on “One America.”

Her research interests include 1960s freedom movements, oral history, food, digital humanities, and Black economic development. Nishani’s recent book publication, Harambee City: The Congress of Racial Equality in Cleveland and the Rise of Black Power Populism, was released with an accompanying website also titled Harambee City.