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Welcome to my website.

I am Mishio Yamanaka and I am a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

My research focuses on the nineteenth century American South, Creoles of color in Louisiana, and digital humanities.

I am currently writing my dissertation titled, “Separation Is Not Equality!: The Racial Desegregation Movement of Creoles of Color in New Orleans, 1862-1900.” Combining archival research with digital methodologies, I examine how Creoles of color advocated for equal access to public schools, transportation, and churches as fundamental tenets of civil rights after slavery.