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Amy Jordan

Associate Professor of African American History
Amy Jordan

Amy Jordan, associate professor of African American history, received her doctorate in history from the University of Michigan in 2003.

Amy has conducted oral histories with welfare rights activists and small farmers in Mississippi, and has conducted workshops on the history of anti-poverty and welfare rights activism.

Her essay, "Fighting for the Child Development Group of Mississippi: Poor People, Local Politics and the Complicated Legacy of Head Start," is part of a forthcoming collection entitled War on Poverty & Struggles for Racial and Economic Justice. She is currently working on a book entitled From Rural Rehabilitation to Welfare Rights: Rural Relief, Land Ownership and Welfare Rights Activism in Mississippi.

Amy also studies West African dance and performs occasionally with the New Haven based companies, Kouffin Kanecke Dance Company and the Fotoba Dance Troupe.

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