The John Hope Franklin Collection of African and African American Documentation has acquired the papers of Darlene Clark Hine, a leading historian of the African American experience. Hine’s papers will support research on slavery, white primaries, African Americans in nursing, African American professionals, and black women’s history.
Darlene Clark Hine is currently the Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies and Professor of History at Northwestern University. Prior to her appointment at Northwestern, she was the John A. Hannah Professor of American History at Michigan State University. While at Michigan State, Hine established a new doctoral field in comparative African American history.
Known for her pioneering work in African American women’s studies, Hine is the highly-regarded co-editor of Black Women in America, one of more than fifteen books she has authored or edited on topics related to African Americans and women. In addition, Hine has received numerous honors, including induction into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and fellowships at Harvard University, Stanford University, and the National Humanities Center in North Carolina. (Simone Isham)