Left of Black web series featuring LaKisha Simmons, author of Crescent City Girls: The Lives of Young Black Women in Segregated New Orleans
LaKisha Simmons, author of Crescent City Girls: The Lives of Young Black Women in Segregated New Orleans, was featured on John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute’s Left of Black web series. Left of Black is a web series featuring interviews with Black Studies scholars created and hosted by James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of African and African American Studies Mark Anthony Neal. In this interview, Lakisha and Mark discuss her book, black women’s studies in general, why she chose to focus on New Orleans, and a few other subjects.
LaKisha Michelle Simmons is assistant professor of history and women’s studies at the University of Michigan.
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