Saturday, March 05, 2005

Emma Dunham Kelley-Hawkins

Emma Dunham Kelley-Hawkins (author of Megda and Four Girls at Cottage City in the Schomburg Collection of African American Women Writers) is in the news; in an article in the Boston Globe, Holly Jackson (Brandeis) provides evidence that the author was white rather than African American. Several weblogs discuss this discovery, as does Scott McLemee's article in Inside Higher Education. Might Megda be removed from the Schomburg Collection once this is resolved?

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