John H. Bracey
Professor John H. Bracey, Jr., has taught in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst since 1972. He is co-director of the department’s graduate certificate in African Diaspora Studies. He is a preeminent scholar of Black history and the Black arts movement and a founder of the campus’s W.E.B. Du Bois Afro-American Studies Department, as well as playing a leading role in creating the Black Presence Initiative.