About Me

Brenda Tindal is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies within the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University. She is currently completing a dissertation provisionally entitled “‘What Our Common Past Had Done to Us’: Landscapes of Memory, Representation, and Enactments of Movement Widowhood, 1963-2006,” in which she explores the cultural construction, myths, and private/public trajectories of iconic widows who emerged out of the social and political milieu of the Civil Rights-Black Power movements. In addition to her doctoral studies, Brenda is the 2011-2012 IMLS fellow in the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University.


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