Koritha Mitchell

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Koritha Mitchell is an associate professor of African-American literature at the Ohio State University who obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. In 2011 Illinois University Press published her book on a study of African-Americans called Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930 which won her numerousawards from the American Theatre & Drama Society and from the Society for the Study of American Women Writers respectively.[1] In March 2012 American Quarterly published her essay James Baldwin, Performance Theorist, Sings the Blues for Mister Charlie.[2] In March of the same year she spoke on the podium at ColorLines about the death of Trayvon Martin and her book Living with Lynching. She also spoke about various African-American playwrights of the 20th century such as Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Angelina Weld Grimke, Mary Burrill, and Georgia Douglas Johnson.[3]


  1. ^ "Koritha Mitchell recognized by American Theatre and Drama Society and Society for the Study of American Women Writers". Diversity and Identity Studies Collective at OSU. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Koritha Mitchell". Ohio State University. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ Jamilah King (March 20, 2012). "Trayvon Martin and the Deadly Legacy of Vigilantism". ColorLines. Retrieved December 26, 2013.