Professor Inniss to Publish Article in the Columbia Journal of Race and Law

Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss will publish Cherokee Freedmen and the Color of Belonging in the Columbia Journal of Race and Law in the upcoming May-June 2015 issue.  The article addresses the Cherokee Nation and their historic conflict with the descendants of their former black slaves, designated Cherokee Freedmen.  In the article, Professor Inniss discusses the rise of color-based belonging and its relationship to black slavery, Cherokee constitutionalism and the search for Cherokee political legitimacy.

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