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The Cleveland Urban League and Redefining Equality

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Kent State University
Smith-Pryor's research interests include the tumultuous history of race in this country, along with its intersections with gender, class, and power.

Elizabeth Smith-Pryor, Ph.D. is an associate professor and the Undergraduate Program Coordinator for the Kent State University History Department. Smith-Pryor specializes in the subject of African-American history. 

In 2016, she won the Ford Foundation Senior Fellowship, including an $80,000 stipend, for her ongoing research on the history of the Cleveland Urban League's efforts in the 1960s and 1970s to redefine equality in an era of racialized inequality.