(in progress)

Danielle Phillips-Cunningham and Veronica Popp,“Burroughs’ Domestic Worker Organizing
and the National Trade School for Women and Girls.” under review

Veronica Popp and Danielle Phillips-Cunningham, “Justice for All: A Re-Examination of Nannie Helen Burroughs’ Labor Rhetoric.” under review

Danielle Phillips-Cunningham and Frances McNeal. “Native American and African American
Women in the Domestic Science Program at the Hampton Institute” (in progress).


Image of The Worker. Source: The Library of Congress, Manuscripts Division.

I was awarded a TWU Creative Arts and Humanities Grant in December 2019. The grant will support my research of the Nannie Helen Burroughs papers at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. with my doctoral advisee. Burroughs was an educator, clubwoman and civil rights activist who established the National Trade School for Women and Girls, the largest trade and general education school for southern migrant Black women in the early twentieth century. She also co-founded the National Association of Wage Earners (1921), the first national Black women’s labor union, and The Worker (1912), the first Black women’s national and international labor periodical in global history. We will document these historic labor initiatives, and explore how they can serve as important context for women’s political organizing today in a digital humanities publication.