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Janus Adams

Janus Adams

Emmy Award-winning journalist Janus Adams is an author/historian, talk show host, publisher/producer, and creator of BackPax children’s media. She has been engaged by history and culture since childhood.

Janus Adams is a WMC SheSource expert on African American history and Culture and Social Justice. 


Featured Columns

“Truth Goes Marching”

“Truth Goes Marching”

December 10, 2009

Historian Janus Adams reflects on two Civil War exhibits in New York, featuring John Brown and Abraham Lincoln. In a footnote she finds her key to women’s truth, hiding in the margins of history and giving us insight into the issues of today. More »

To Michelle Obama, and Her Sister “First Ladies”

To Michelle Obama, and Her Sister “First Ladies”

February 24, 2009

Journalist and historian Janus Adams pays tribute to the First Lady in the White House, recognizing that she joins a tradition of firsts among our nation’s African American women. More »

“My Lord What a Morning”

December 5, 2008

On the anniversary of the trial of Rosa Parks for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, the author recalls the significance in her own family of that day when tens of thousands read leaflets asking that they “stay off the buses” in protest—and the limits to freedom that still plague us today. More »

A Garland for Coretta Scott King

February 22, 2006