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Anne C. Bailey

Professor; Director

History; Harriet Tubman Center for Freedom and Equity (HTC)


Anne C. Bailey is a writer, historian, and a Professor of History at SUNY Binghamton. In her work, she combines the elements of travel, adventure, history, and an understanding of contemporary issues with an accessible style. Her works range from adult non-fiction to children’s historical fiction, and include African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Beyond the Silence and the Shame, (Beacon Press, 2005) and You Can Make A Difference: The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.(Bantam/Doubleday/Dell) Her newest book, The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History, was published by Cambridge University Press in October, 2017.

Bailey is also committed to sharing her work with the public at various events. Of note, on March 18, 2015, she was invited to speak at the United Nations on the occasion of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. She shared her research, writing and other professional experiences with NGOs that are affiliated with the United Nations. In so doing, she was able to honor the lives and contributions of enslaved black Americans and others in the African Diaspora.


  • PhD, MA, University of Pennsylvania
  • BA, Harvard University

Research Interests

  • African-American History
  • African Diaspora Studies
  • History and Memory
  • African History
  • Oral History
  • Civil Rights
  • Public History