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Extraordinary Achievement by SEM Members Mellonee Burnim and Portia Maultsby

Wednesday, February 5, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Stephen Stuempfle
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SEM congratulates Mellonee V. Burnim and Portia K. Maultsby on their inclusion in The Zora Canon of The 100 greatest books ever written by African American women, released in January 2020 and featured on NPR. Their 2006 edited volume, African American Music: An Introduction, now in its second edition (Routledge 2014), is the only music title to make the list, and other than some of the books by Zora Neale Hurston herself (for whom the list is named), the only book prominently featuring ethnographic research. Professors Burnim and Maultsby’s book sits among those of Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, bell hooks, Alice Walker, and many other extraordinary authors.

- Tim Cooley, SEM President

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