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Anne C. Bailey is a writer, historian, and a tenured professor of History and Africana Studies at SUNY Binghamton (State University of New York). In her work, she combines the elements of travel, adventure, history, and an understanding of contemporary issues, with an accessible style.  Her works range from adult non-fiction to children’s historical fiction, and include African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Beyond the Silence and the Shame, Anchors in the Sand,You Can Make A Difference: The Story of Martin Luther King Jr., and Return to the Cave of Time. She is currently at work on her next book, The Weeping Time: Anatomy of a Slave Auction.

Bailey has given presentations all over the world at schools, universities, and historical organizations, including a historical reading at the first conference of “Black Writers in Paris." She shared the stage with Paule Marshall, Louise Meriweather, and Ishmael Reed. She has also been a guest on television and radio shows, such as Tavis Smiley. She appeared on the cover of Essence magazine while she was a sophomore at Harvard, and a 1995 front-page story in the New York Daily News named her one of the 100 people under 40 to watch.

Bailey takes readers on a journey that spans many countries and several continents. Born in Jamaica to William and Daphne Bailey, her work has been informed by extended stays in Paris, London, and West Africa. After immigrating to New York City where she attended high school, she studied English and French at Harvard University and later got her Ph.D. in African History and African Diaspora Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Bailey is committed to a concept of “living history” in which events of the past are connected to current and contemporary issues. Influenced by her Christian faith, she is also concerned with the reconciliation of communities after age old conflicts like slavery, war, and genocide. This is best evidenced in her recent non-fiction book, African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Beyond the Silence and the Shame (Beacon Press). The book captures African memories of the slave trade – a rich yet largely neglected source of information on this important era. African chiefs and other elders share stories that reveal the experience of Africans as victims of the trade as well as traders. At the same time, African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade bridges the gap between Africa and the African Diaspora in tackling issues from trade operations on the continent to reparations for African descendants.

She is also the author of the historical novel Anchors in the Sand. The book asks readers to imagine: What if historical characters from the era of the Atlantic slave trade were able to tell their stories directly to an audience today? How would the African trader explain his involvement? How would American and European traders and planters account for their role in slavery? What about those who resisted this terrible institution? What would they have to tell us now that might help heal the wounds of our collective past? Designed as a frame tale, Anchors weaves monologues of different characters based on actual oral histories collected in Southern Ghana in 1993 in the context of a modern day story of discovery and adventure.

Bailey has also published two books of historical fiction for children: You Can Make A Difference: The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. (Bantam/Doubleday/Dell) and Return to the Cave of Time (co-authored with Edward Packard). Other publications include numerous articles in London newspapers including a front-page story on the death of Princess Diana in 1997 and a monthly column for the UK edition of the Jamaican Gleaner. She also contributed to Relocating Post Colonialism (Blackwell Pub., 2002) which was edited by Ato Quayson and David Goldberg of Cambridge University.

Bailey’s activities as an educator have also shaped her life and work. These include her tenure as Executive Director for the Albert G. Oliver Program, a New York based non-profit that provides scholarships for minority children, and her work as a Visiting Professor of History at Rutgers University, Bryn Mawr College, Cambridge College, the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University. She was also a W.E.B. DuBois Fellow at Harvard University’s Department of Afro-American Studies in 2000.

Influenced by writers as diverse as Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Alex Haley, and C.S. Lewis, Bailey’s aim is to combine an accessible writing style and a global perspective with a knowledge of history.

Bailey lives in New York with her son, Mickias Joseph.

African American and African History

   

African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Beyond the Silence and the Shame

   

Race Relations in the US

   

Contemporary Legacy of Slavery

   

International Topics on Globalization and Conflict Resolution

   

Cross Cultural Training

   

The Candidacy of Barack Obama and Race in America

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Anne C. Bailey Biography

Anne C. Bailey is a writer, historian, and a tenured professor of History and Africana Studies at SUNY Binghamton (State University of New York). In her work, she combines the elements of travel, adventure, history, and an understanding of contemporary issues, with an accessible style.  Her works range from adult non-fiction to children’s historical fiction, and include African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Beyond the Silence and the Shame, Anchors in the Sand,You Can Make A Difference: The Story of Martin Luther King Jr., and Return to the Cave of Time. She is currently at work on her next book, The Weeping Time: Anatomy of a Slave Auction.

Bailey has given presentations all over the world at schools, universities, and historical organizations, including a historical reading at the first conference of “Black Writers in Paris." She shared the stage with Paule Marshall, Louise Meriweather, and Ishmael Reed. She has also been a guest on television and radio shows, such as Tavis Smiley. She appeared on the cover of Essence magazine while she was a sophomore at Harvard, and a 1995 front-page story in the New York Daily News named her one of the 100 people under 40 to watch.

Bailey takes readers on a journey that spans many countries and several continents. Born in Jamaica to William and Daphne Bailey, her work has been informed by extended stays in Paris, London, and West Africa. After immigrating to New York City where she attended high school, she studied English and French at Harvard University and later got her Ph.D. in African History and African Diaspora Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Bailey is committed to a concept of “living history” in which events of the past are connected to current and contemporary issues. Influenced by her Christian faith, she is also concerned with the reconciliation of communities after age old conflicts like slavery, war, and genocide. This is best evidenced in her recent non-fiction book, African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Beyond the Silence and the Shame (Beacon Press). The book captures African memories of the slave trade – a rich yet largely neglected source of information on this important era. African chiefs and other elders share stories that reveal the experience of Africans as victims of the trade as well as traders. At the same time, African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade bridges the gap between Africa and the African Diaspora in tackling issues from trade operations on the continent to reparations for African descendants.

She is also the author of the historical novel Anchors in the Sand. The book asks readers to imagine: What if historical characters from the era of the Atlantic slave trade were able to tell their stories directly to an audience today? How would the African trader explain his involvement? How would American and European traders and planters account for their role in slavery? What about those who resisted this terrible institution? What would they have to tell us now that might help heal the wounds of our collective past? Designed as a frame tale, Anchors weaves monologues of different characters based on actual oral histories collected in Southern Ghana in 1993 in the context of a modern day story of discovery and adventure.

Bailey has also published two books of historical fiction for children: You Can Make A Difference: The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. (Bantam/Doubleday/Dell) and Return to the Cave of Time (co-authored with Edward Packard). Other publications include numerous articles in London newspapers including a front-page story on the death of Princess Diana in 1997 and a monthly column for the UK edition of the Jamaican Gleaner. She also contributed to Relocating Post Colonialism (Blackwell Pub., 2002) which was edited by Ato Quayson and David Goldberg of Cambridge University.

Bailey’s activities as an educator have also shaped her life and work. These include her tenure as Executive Director for the Albert G. Oliver Program, a New York based non-profit that provides scholarships for minority children, and her work as a Visiting Professor of History at Rutgers University, Bryn Mawr College, Cambridge College, the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University. She was also a W.E.B. DuBois Fellow at Harvard University’s Department of Afro-American Studies in 2000.

Influenced by writers as diverse as Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Alex Haley, and C.S. Lewis, Bailey’s aim is to combine an accessible writing style and a global perspective with a knowledge of history.

Bailey lives in New York with her son, Mickias Joseph.

African American and African History

   

African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Beyond the Silence and the Shame

   

Race Relations in the US

   

Contemporary Legacy of Slavery

   

International Topics on Globalization and Conflict Resolution

   

Cross Cultural Training

   

The Candidacy of Barack Obama and Race in America

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  • How to book Anne C. Bailey?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Anne C. Bailey for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Anne C. Bailey, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Anne C. Bailey or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Anne C. Bailey?

    Booking fees for Anne C. Bailey, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Anne C. Bailey, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Anne C. Bailey?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Anne C. Bailey for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Anne C. Bailey for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Anne C. Bailey or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Anne C. Bailey or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Anne C. Bailey is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Anne C. Bailey for your event is available upon request. Anne C. Bailey generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Larry Gilliard Jr., Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu, Gavin Houston, Tyler Lepley and Juan Gabriel Vásquez. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Anne C. Bailey for an upcoming event.

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