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Sharlene Sinegal Decuir

Dr. Sharlene Sinegal-DeCuir teaches several courses at Xavier including Slavery and Servitude in World History, African American History Survey, U. S. Civil Rights Movement, Children and Youth Activism in Louisiana’s Civil Rights Movement, and Oral History. Throughout her academic career, she has focused on the New South period of American history through the Civil Rights Movement, with particular interest on African American activism in Louisiana. Dr. Sinegal- DeCuir was honored as the first faculty alumni to receive the Xavier University 40 under 40 Young Alumni Award. She has been featured on MSNBC with Al Sharpton, worked as contributor for the PBS show “We’ll Meet Again,” with Ann Curry, has been quoted in the New York Times and published a New York Times Op-Ed article, interviewed by WBOK New Orleans Talk Radio, The New Orleans Times-Picayune, and featured on Health Issues with Christopher Sylvain. She has written several articles, one of her most noted one being published in The Journal of African-American History titled, “Nothing Is To Be Feared”: Norman C. Francis, Civil Rights Activism, And The Black Catholic Movement. She has severed as member of the New Orleans Tricentennial Symposium Committee, the American Historical Association and the American Philosophical Association Steering Committee, and as a review panelist for the National Endowment of Humanities Summer Stipend program.

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