Professor of History and Director of the Center for Public and Oral History, San Diego State University

Tag: Racial Justice

Twice Forgotten: AFRICAN AMERICANS and the KOREAN WAR, An Oral History

Book Release

December 17, 2021. A collection of seventy oral histories, drawn from across the country, which examines the conflict as experienced by the approximately 600,000 Black men and women who served. It also includes narratives from other sources, including the Library of Congress’s visionary Veterans History Project. In their own voices, soldiers and sailors and flyers tell the story of what it meant, how it felt, and what it cost them to fight for the freedom abroad that was too often denied them at home.

Organizing for Racial Justice, 1960s and Today


May 2-3, 2017, New York City. I’ll be giving a keynote, Rev. James Forbes (former pastor of Riverside Church) will give the introductory comments, and Charles and Shirley Sherrod will be presented with the Union Seminary medal. Students and faculty at UTS have also been holding a weekly guided reading session of my book throughout the semester. But the best part, is that the day will also be the first ever reunion of the SIM activists! Please come out if you can!

From Reconciliation to Revolution

Book Release

April 23, 2017, Christiansburg, VA. I’ll be the featured speaker for the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Library at the Christiansburg Public Library. I’ll be speaking about my book From Reconciliation to Revolution  starting at 3 p.m. Hope to see you there. Copies of the book (University of North Carolina Press, 2016) will be available.

Here are some recent mentions of From Reconciliation to Revolution:

Journal of Southern Religion

Law and Religion Forum

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Civil Rights History Project

June, 2016. As part of my ongoing work with the Smithsonian and Library of Congress I have had the opportunity to interview several key figures from the Civil Rights Movement.

National Museum of African American History and Culture


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