#279851 Overall Influence

Trudier Harris

Educator, folklorist

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Trudier Harris is an American literary historian, currently at University of Alabama and formerly the J. Carlyle Sitterson Distinguished Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Biography Harris was born in February 1948 in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. She was the sixth of seven children born to Terrell Harris Sr. and Unareed Harris . Her early years were spent on an 80-acre cotton farm in Greene County, Alabama. Her father was a successful farmer but still combated the prejudices of the day, jailed for one year after being accused of stealing a bale of cotton. She participated in canning vegetables and killing hogs on the farm. Her father succumbed to a heart attack in 1954 when she was six years old. After her father's death, members of the Harris family suggested Unareed separate the children and turn custody over to extended family members. Her mother refused, sold the cotton farm, and moved everyone to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. To support her family, she worked as a domestic for white families, then later as a janitor and cook at an elementary school.

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Ohio State University

Public research university in Columbus, Ohio, United States

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public research university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Stillman College

Historically black liberal arts college in Alabama, USA

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#9619 World Rank
History
#150284 World Rank
Anthropology
#203118 World Rank
Communications
#244127 World Rank
Sociology
#341182 World Rank
Literature
#348276 World Rank
Psychology