Jane Dailey Named to a Fletcher Fellowship

The Fletcher Foundation has announced the 2012-13 class of Alphonse Fletcher Sr. Fellows. The fellowship program was founded in 2004 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. People selected as fellows pursue projects that contribute to improving racial equality in American society and further the broad social goals of the Brown decision.

This year, three Fletcher Fellows were named. Each will receive a stipend of $50,000. One of the new Fletcher Fellows is a woman.

Jane Dailey is an associate professor of history at the University of Chicago. She holds a joint appointment at the university’s law school. Dr. Dailey is the author of Before Jim Crow: The Politics of Race in Post-Emancipation Virginia (University of North Carolina Press, 2000) and The Age of Jim Crow: A Norton Documentary History (W.W. Norton, 2008).

Professor Dailey will use her Fletcher Fellowship to continue her research on how views on interracial sex and marriage impacted the civil rights struggle.

Dr. Dailey is a graduate of Yale University. She earned a Ph.D. in history at Princeton University.

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