College:College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise:The modern U.S. civil rights movement, particularly in Mississippi; Tuskegee Airmen; Desegregation of the U.S. military; African-American political participation; 50th anniversary of first African-American students at UNT; UNT oral history program (interviews with WWII veterans, Pearl Harbor survivors)
Education:Ph.D., U.S. history, University of Texas at Austin; M.A., U.S. history, University of Texas at Austin; B.A., history, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Activities:Director of UNT Oral History Program. Was previously director of the Tuskegee Airmen Oral History Project for the National Park Service in Atlanta and an adjunct professor with the Avery Research Center for African-American History and Culture at the College of Charleston. Author of Let the People Decide: Black Freedom and White Resistance Movements in Sunflower County, Mississippi, 1945-1986, published in 2004.