Audrey T. McCluskey is professor emerita of African American and African Diaspora Studies, and former Director of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, as well as former Director of the Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University–Bloomington. She served as Director of Graduate Studies in her department. She has published five books, dealing with Black film history and culture, and the history of education focusing on Black women. Her latest book, available on Amazon, is “A FORGOTTEN SISTERHOOD: BLACK WOMEN EDUCATORS IN the JIM CROW SOUTH.” One reviewer wrote: “To read “A Forgotten Sisterhood” is to elate in the triumph of Black educational achievement in the United States.”
Since retiring in 2013, she and her husband, Prof. John A. McCluskey, have been active in scholarly and community activities. She organized a retired Professors group to tutor at Fairview Elementary School, where she works with 3rd graders in an accelerated social studies curriculum that she designed. As avid travelers, the couple participated in a weeklong bike tour in Tuscany, Italy in 2014. The McCuskey’s were co-recipients of the 2016 Bloomington Black History Month Committee Living Legend Award.