Learotha Williams

Dr. deGregory is a scholar, deep thinker, and social critic of the highest order. She is also the rare academic who can communicate effectively across multiple mediums to diverse audiences. I’ve found Crystal to be an excellent researcher, inspiring teacher, and a much-valued colleague and friend. – Learotha Williams Jr., Ph.D. Founder, North Nashville Heritage…

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Sheena Butler

Dr. Crystal deGregory is a profound and provocative storyteller whose insights on black culture – particularly black higher education and college student activism – have had significant application within our coverage of the fashion space and its rising mandate for greater levels of diversity and inclusion. deGregory’s sharp commentary – clearly the product of years…

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Amanda Higgins

Dr. deGregory speaks with passion and strength. She is a thoughtful and creative collaborator. Crystal is an advocate, with a clear vision for the success of an event, idea, and, most importantly, the people around her. She has an incredible ability to connect the past to the present, highlighting through-lines and the ways historical legacies…

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Marti Slaten

The Harry T. Burleigh Society knew Dr. Crystal deGregory to be a selfless truth-teller through rigorous scholarship, which is why we invited her to speak at our conference at Carnegie Hall in March 2019. Her presentation on the unjustly under-recognized soprano composer Ella Sheppard left all listeners spellbound with her clarity, grace, and challenge to…

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