Portrait of Keri Leigh Merritt, Antibigotry Convening Fellow

Keri Leigh Merritt

Keri Leigh Merritt is a historian, writer, filmmaker, and activist based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the author of the award-winning Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South (2017), as well as co-editor of Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power (2018), and After Life: Death and Loss in 2020 America (2022). She is currently directing and producing a multi-episode documentary on the Civil War, and also writing a book on the southern antiracist writer Lillian Smith.

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