Alma Jean Billingslea

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Alma Jean Billingslea (born 1946) is an American scholar and teacher, and a veteran of the civil rights movement.

Billingslea was a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. She teaches literature and the African diaspora at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.[1]

She is the author of Crossing Borders through Folklore: African American Women's Fiction and Art (U of Missouri P, 1999).[2][3]


  1. ^ Whitt, Margaret Earley (2006). Short Stories of the Civil Rights Movement: An Anthology. U of Georgia P. p. 156. ISBN 9780820327990.
  2. ^ Sherman, Sarah Way (2000). "Crossing Borders through Folklore (review)". American Literature. 72 (3): 655–56.
  3. ^ Sherrard, Cherene M. (1999). "Review: Conjuring the Folk Aesthetic". Novel: A Forum on Fiction. 33 (1): 150–52. JSTOR 1346039.

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