Cassandra Newby-Alexander

Cassandra Newby-Alexander

Cassandra Newby-Alexander, a professor of history at Norfolk State University, is director of the Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for African Diaspora Studies. Her publications have included An African American History of the Civil War in Hampton Roads, Black America Series: Portsmouth, Voices from within the Veil: African Americans and the Experience of Democracy and Hampton Roads: Remembering Our Schools. Her upcoming publications include an article about Vivian Carter Mason in Virginia Women: Their Lives and Times and a co-authored book, I Too, Am Norfolk.

Dr. Newby-Alexander has also appeared Talk of the Nation in 1998, Tavis Smiley Presents, “State of the Black Union 2007: Jamestown, The African American Imprint on America” program on The History Channel, the History Channel’s Slavery and the Civil War, C-SPAN’s Race, Slavery, and the Civil War: The Tough Stuff of American History, and the Emmy-winning documentary, Many Rivers to Cross.