William Strickland, Associate Professor
321 New Africa House
Office Hours: Wednesdays 11:00-2:00 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois: The Prime Minister of the State We Never Had, by Professor Bill Strickland
AfroAm 691F "Black Political Struggle"
Professor Bill Strickland teaches political science in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is also the Director of the Du Bois Papers Collection. The Du Bois Papers are housed at the University of Massachusetts library, which is named in honor of this prominent African American intellectual and Massachusetts native. Professor Strickland is a founding member of the independent black think tank, the Institute of the Black World, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Strickland was a consultant to both series of the prize-winning documentary on the civil rights movement, Eyes on the Prize , and the senior consultant on the PBS documentary, Malcolm X : Make It Plain. He also wrote the companion book. Most recently, Professor Strickland was a consultant on the Louis Massiah film on W.E.B. Du Bois: W.E.B. Du Bois : A Biography in Four Voices.
Selected Works of William L. Strickland http://works.bepress.com/bill_strickland/
Malcolm X: Make It Plain, text by William Strickland;
oral histories selected and edited by Cheryll Y. Greene
(New York, Viking, 1994)