Chris Myers Asch

Chris Myers Asch

A native of Washington, D.C., Chris Myers Asch teaches history at Colby College and serves as Editor of Washington History magazine. He taught with Teach For America in rural Mississippi and co-founded the Sunflower County Freedom Project. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, and he is the author of The Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer (2008). His latest book is Chocolate City: Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital (2017) with G. Derek Musgrove. He and his wife have three children.
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