Shannen Dee Williams, assistant professor in the Department of History, was a recent guest columnist for America Magazine. Her column, titled Emmett Till: The Lynching That Shook the Conscience of the World, expanded on the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old boy from Chicago, Illinois.
Shannen Dee Williams, assistant professor of history, recently published an essay in History News Network examining Georgetown University’s connection to black nuns and its role in advancing racial justice in the Catholic Church
A UT professor has been named a distinguished lecturer in the world’s largest professional association dedicated to American history scholarship.
The Wall Street Journal featured Shannen Williams in this story about a great-grandmother who is one of two black Catholic nuns in the white order of the Sisters of St. Francis.
In a post called “Dear Hollywood, It’s Time to Start Making Films About Real Black Nuns” for the website For Harriet, Shannen Dee Williams writes about the history of black women in the Catholic Church.