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Jay Driskell


Driskell, a resident of Takoma Park, MD, will research holdings of the National Archives and the Library of Congress.  He will assist with writing the report and the design of the literature review.  Driskell is Lead Historian of the CRRJ. He has served as a consulting historian for the National Museum of African American History and Culture.  His book in progress is “A History of Impunity: Lynchings and Police Violence in the Twentieth Century.”  He is the author of Schooling Jim Crow: The Fight for Atlanta’s Booker T. Washington High School and the Roots of Black Protest Politics (U. VA Press, 2014) and many articles and book chapters.  Driskell holds a PhD and MA from Yale University (History), and a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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