Alexander F. & May T. Morrison Professor of American History & Citizenship
BA, Duke University
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
History 84: Civil Rights Movement: History and Consequences (Fall 2004)
History 101D: Difference, Identity, and Power (Spring 2005)
History 125A: African American History to 1861 (Fall 2004)
History 125B: African Americans and Race Relations: 1861-1980 (Spring 2005)
History 275D: Problems in United States History, 1865-1990 (Spring 2002)
History 280D: Soul Deep (Fall 2004)
The Mind of Frederick Douglass (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1984).
"The Making of Black America," in Making America: The Society and Culture of the United States, edited by Luther S. Luedtke (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1992), 341-361.
"'Nation Time!': Black Nationalism, The Third World, and the Jews," in Jack Salzman and Cornel West, Struggles In The Promised Land: Toward A History of Black-Jewish Relations in the United States (NY: Oxford, 1997), 341-355.
Brown v. Board of Education: A Brief History With Documents (NY: Bedford, 1998).
Co-Editor with Patricia A. Sullivan, Civil Rights in the United States: An Encyclopedia (NY: Macmillan, 2000).
No Coward Soldiers: Black Cultural Politics in Postwar America (Harvard Univ. Press, 2005).
"'Be Real Black for Me': Representation, Authenticity, and the Cultural Politics of Black Power" in James W. Cook, et.als., eds, The Cultural Turn in US History (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008).
"Precious African American Memories, Post-Racial Dreams & the American Nation," Daedalus, Spring 2011.
Co-Editor (with Patricia A. Sullivan) of the John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture at the University of North Carolina Press.
Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party, co-authored with Joshua Bloom (2013).
Freedom on My Mind: A History of African Americans with Documents, coauthored with Deborah Gray White and Mia Bay (2013).