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Catherine E McKinley

Catherine E. McKinley is a curator and writer whose books include the critically acclaimed Indigo , a journey along the ancient indigo trade routes in West Africa, and The Book of Sarahs , a memoir about growing up Black and Jewish in the 1960s-80s. She's taught creative nonfiction writing at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University. The McKinley Collection, featured here, is a personal archive representing African photographies from 1870 to the present. She lives in New York City.