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Nell Irvin Painter

writer, historian

**Nell Irvin Painter** is an award-winning author of many books, including \_Sojourner Truth\_, \_Southern History Across the Color Line\_, \_Creating Black Americans\_, \_The History of White People\_, and \_Standing at Armageddon\_. She is the former Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University and lives in Newark, New Jersey. In addition to her earned doctorate in history from Harvard University, she has received honorary doctorates from Wesleyan, Dartmouth, SUNY-New Paltz, and Yale. After retiring from teaching, she returned to school to receive a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers and MFA in painting from RISD.