Ethelene Whitmire

Danish Project Support, 2015

In support of her research on African American and women’s history, specifically the history of African Americans in Denmark. Intended as a combination travel memoir and history, this work interweaves her own experiences in Denmark with the experiences of other African Americans who traveled, studied, and lived there during the last 100 years. Whitmire has published Regina Anderson Andrews: Harlem Renaissance Librarian (UIP, 2014) and is working on a book on Ethel Ray Nance (1899-1992), an African American/Swedish woman who broke racial barriers and worked with WEB Du Bois and Charles S Johnson.