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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. In March 2012 American Quarterly published her essay James Baldwin, Performance Theorist, Sings the Blues for Mister Charlie. 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.
- "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.
- "Koritha Mitchell". Ohio State University. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
- Jamilah King (March 20, 2012). "Trayvon Martin and the Deadly Legacy of Vigilantism". ColorLines. Retrieved December 26, 2013.