African American/Black history


Updated 06/29/20 | Location: South Carolina | Subjects: ,

Bernard Powers is the founding director of the College of Charleston’s Center for the Study of Slavery and a professor emeritus of history at the university. He’s an expert on African American history and culture and the role of slavery in American history.

Updated 04/10/21 | Location: New Jersey | Subjects: , ,

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and department chair of African American studies at Princeton University.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: Kentucky | Subjects: , ,

Derrick E. White is a professor of history and African American and Africana studies at the University of Kentucky. His work examines the political languages of inclusion and exclusion about race, class, gender, and sexuality.

Updated 04/14/21 | Location: Texas | Subjects: ,

Daina Ramey Berry is Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professor of History and chair of the history department at the University of Texas, Austin. Her research focuses on slavery in the United States and Black women’s history in the United States.

Updated 05/03/21 | Location: Massachusetts | Subjects: ,

Leah Wright Rigueur is the Harry S. Truman Associate Professor of American History at Brandeis University. She is an expert on race and politics, modern African American history, U.S. political and social history, and riots, backlash and campus unrest.

Updated 05/30/21 | Location: Massachusetts | Subjects: , , ,

Tiya Miles is a professor of history at Harvard University. Her new book, “All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake,” traces a gift from an enslaved mother to her daughter as it passed through the generations.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: Maryland | Subjects: , ,

Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead is an associate professor of communication and African and African American studies at Loyola University Maryland. She is founder and director of The Karson Institute for Race, Peace & Social Justice at Loyola and founding executive director of the Emilie Frances Davis Center for Education, Research, and Culture.