SpeakHER50: Michelle Alexander
Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar. In 2005, she won a Soros Justice Fellowship, which supported the writing of “The New Jim Crow,” and that same year she accepted a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. Since its first publication, “The New Jim Crow” has received rave reviews and has been featured in national radio and television media outlets, including MSNBC, NPR, Bill Moyers Journal, Tavis Smiley, C-SPAN, and Washington Journal, among others. In 2001, the book won the NAACP Image Award for best nonfiction.