Mary Helen Washington is a professor in the English Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. She has been a Bunting Fellow at Harvard University and has taught at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is the editor of Black-Eyed Susans: Classic Stories by Black Women Writers; Midnight Birds: Stories of Contemporary Black Women Writers; Invented Lives: Narratives of Black Women; and Memory of Kin: Stories of Family by Black Writers.
ARTICLES FEATURING MARY HELEN
Black Left, Black List
“Let’s imagine…a history in which words like 'leftist,' 'radical,' and 'communist' did not summon instant skepticism if not scorn; a world in which these terms could sustain real dialogue.”...