African and African-American Studies

Dr. Nishani Frazier

Dr. Nishani Frazier is an Associate Professor of History at Miami University.  She previously held positions as Associate Curator at Western Reserve Historical Society, Assistant to the Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library and Archives in Atlanta, and personal assistant for Dr. John Hope Franklin during his term as chair of President Bill Clinton's advisory board on "One America.”  Her research interests include 1960s freedom movements, black internationalism, oral history, food, and biography.  She is the author of “To Die For the People: Prophecy and Death in the Rhetoric of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and Fred Hampton”; "Building a Black Nation: CORE, Black Power, and the Community Development Corporation Movement”; and “A McDonald’s That Reflects the Soul of a People: McDonald’s Corporation, Operation Black Unity, Hough Area Development Corporation, and the Black Economic Empowerment”.  Her book, Harambee City: CORE in Cleveland and the Rise of Black Power Populism is forthcoming in winter 2016.