Assistant Director, Women, Minorities, and Teaching, 1981–2011

Noralee Frankel was senior executive staff to the Teaching Division, Committee on Women Historians, Committee on Minority Historians, Committee for Graduate Students, and the Committee on Committees. She is the author of  Freedom’s Women: Black Women and Families in Civil War Era Mississippi (Indiana Univ. Press, 1999), Break Those Chains at Last: African Americans, 1860-1880 (Oxford Univ. Press, 1996), and Stripping Gypsy: The Creation of Gypsy Rose Lee (2009) and is the coeditor of Gender, Class, Race, and Reform in the Progressive Era (Univ. Press of Kentucky, 1991). Frankel received a PhD from George Washington University in 1983 with a doctoral field in African history from Howard University.