Glenda Gilmore is an eighth-generation North Carolinian who grew up in Greensboro during the 1960s. It wasn’t until she was teaching American History in a predominantly black school in South Carolina that she realized how her view of history had be skewed by white supremacy ideology. This forced her to rethink much of what she had learned and accepted as fact over the years.
Gilmore has received degrees from Wake Forest, UNC-Charolotte and UNC-Chapel Hill. While working on her PhD at UNC-Chapel Hill she did the foundation of the work that became her 1996 title with the UNC Press, Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920. The book was very well received, winning five major awards including three from the prestigious Organization of American Historians.
Gilmore is currently the Peter V. and C. Vann Woodward Professor of History at Yale University and just today sat down with Frank Stasio at WUNC radio for and interview on Stasio’s ‘The State of Things.’
You can listen to the interview at The State of Things Archive page and through this link.