Contributor Profile

Ralph Eubanks

Eubanks serves as Visiting Professor of Southern Studies, English, and Honors at the University of Mississippi. He is the author of The House at the End of the Road: The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South and Ever Is a Long Time: A Journey into Mississippi’s Dark Past, which Washington Post book critic Jonathan Yardley named as one of the best nonfiction books of the year. Eubanks has contributed articles to the Washington Post, the Wall Street JournalWIRED, the New Yorker, and NPR. He is a recipient of a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship and has been a fellow at the New America Foundation. He is the former editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review at the University of Virginia and served as director of publishing at the Library of Congress from 1995 to 2013.

He is an author of a chapter on Mahalia Jackson for our book Can I Get a Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice.