Podcast Episode #87 – Sheena Harris

This week we interview Sheena Harris, a Woodburn Associate Professor of history and coordinator of the Africana Studies Program at West Virginia University. Previously, she served as an Associate Professor of history and the Inaugural Director of Student Engagement Initiatives at Tuskegee University. She is a first-time biographer and author of Margaret Murray Washington: The Life and Times of a Career Clubwoman, published by the University of Tennessee Press in February 2021. A powerful leader in the Black women’s club movement, Margaret Murray Washington was the wife of legendary educator and Tuskegee University founder, Booker T. Washington. Sheena Harris was interviewed on January 21, 2022, via an online Zoom session, by fellow biographer and BIO member Kevin McGruder.