Mary Helen Washington

Mary Helen Washington is distinguished university professor in the English Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the author of The Other Blacklist: The African American Literary and Cultural Left of the 1950s (Columbia University Press, 2014), which examines the role of Black radicalism during the Cold War.

James Baldwin for Our Time
Against the Current No. 210, January/February 2021

Racial Terror & Totalitarianism
Against the Current, No. 192, January/February 2018

Black Women's Writing Recovered
Against the Current, No. 180, January/February 2016

Lives of the Exiles
Against the Current, No. 100, September/October 2002