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University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

W.E.B. Du Bois Department

Amilcar Shabazz, Professor

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Room 330, New Africa House

(413) 545-5019  or 545-1978

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Brief Bio

Amilcar Shabazz, professor of the W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, teaches in our historical-political track, with an emphasis on social and cultural movements, political economy, theory, heritage studies, and public history. For more on his research, teaching, and service see his blogs and

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Afterword: “The Shoulders We Stand On: Black Professionals & the Transformation of U.S. Society” in Quest for Justice: Louis A. Bedford Jr. and the Struggle for Equal Rights in Texas by Darwin Payne. Southern Methodist University Press, 2009.

Women and Others: Perspectives on Race, Gender, and Empire. Co-editor with Celia R. Daileader and Rhoda E. Johnson.Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2007.

Advancing Democracy: African Americans and the Struggle for Access and Equity in Higher Education in Texas.
University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

The Forty Acres Documents: What Did the United States Really Promise the People Freed from Slavery? 
Wrote introduction and co-edited with Imari and Johnita Scott Obadele.
The Malcolm Generation, 1994.