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Publications and Essays
Selected Essays and Articles
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 “Scurlock’s Washington”
Rhea L. Combs and Paul Gardullo, from Beauty Born of Struggle: The Art of Black Washington. 2022


Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop
Vikki Tobak, Clarkson/Potter, 2018

Black Joy and Resistance: A Photo Book
Introduction by Rhea L. Combs, Adrienne Waheed, 2018

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"The Moses Sisters, Pioneers of African American Cinema"

Special volume supplement. A project co-presented by Kino Films, University of Chicago, Yale University, Library of Congress and The National Museum of African Americn History and Culture

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"Black Lives Matter, Then and Now"

The Public Historian. Vol. 37, No. 3 (August 2015), pp. 128-136 (9 pages)

Published By: University of California Press

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"Self-Representation and Hope: The Power of the Picture"
Through the African American Lens, Bunch, Lonnie; Willis, Deborah, and Rhea L. Combs. London: Giles, Ltd. February 2015


"The Legacy of Marlon Riggs"
Marlon Riggs: A Biography


Self-Representation and Hope: The Power of the Picture

On Marlon Riggs: The Artist and His Influence by Rhea Combs


“Art, History, and Culture: Select Chronology of Black Women and the Moving Image,”  Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970. (Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2008), 62 – 69, 147 – 152.


Catwalking Through Culture: Notes from the 2002 Smithsonian Silk Road Festival Journal of American Folklife, Special Issues Publication · Jan 1, 2008

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