Cynthia Greenlee

Senior Editor

Dr. Cynthia Greenlee is an editor, writer and historian based in North Carolina. Before coming to Rewire, she worked in communications and editorial positions at Ipas; National Advocates for Pregnant Women; and international health and development organization FHI 360. She’s currently at work on a book about the history of African-Americans and abortion.

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Cynthia Greenlee
Cynthia Greenlee

Commentary Race

Loving Day, Juneteenth, and the Right to Family

The anniversary of the Loving case on June 12 and Juneteenth on the 19th should remind us that, within the African-American freedom struggle and broader movements for equality, there has always been a struggle to determine the right to marry, select an intimate partner of one’s choice, and to form the families that we want.

Cynthia Greenlee
Cynthia Greenlee

Editorial Race

And Still She Wrote: Remembering Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou’s life could not be contained by a single autobiography, so she wrote six, making the audacious claim that she—as a Black woman reared in the segregated South—was fully human and a worthy historical subject who needed no outside narrator to tell or validate her story.

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