JILL WATTS is a Professor of History at California State University San Marcos and is currently the Coordinator of the Master of Arts in History. She is the author of three books, Hattie McDaniel: Black Ambition, White Hollywood, Mae West: An Icon in Black and White, and God, Harlem U.S.A.: The Father Divine Story. She is currently working on a fourth book entitled The Black Cabinet: African American Brain Trusters in the Age of Roosevelt. For 2017-2018, she is the university’s Brakebill Distinguished Professor.

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