Mary Frances Berry

Professor of American Social Thought, History, and Africana Studies

Berry is a longtime activist for civil rights, gender equality and social justice who served on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission from 1980 to 2004 and as its chair from 1993 to 2004. She is the author of History Teaches Us to Resist: How Progressive Movements Have Succeeded in Challenging Times; Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich: Vote Buying and the Corruption of Democracy; And Justice for All: The United States Commission on Civil Rights and the Struggle for Freedom in America; and Black Resistance, White Law: A History of Constitutional Racism in America. 

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