Dr. Marilyn K. Howard earned her PhD in American history from The Ohio State University (Dissertation: Black Lynching in the Promised Land: Mob Violence in Ohio 1876 - 1916). She is an associate professor in the Department of Humanities at Columbus State Community College. She has published essays in a number of anthologies, including the Encyclopedia of Racial Violence in America and the Encyclopedia of Jim Crow. She continues to conduct research on the lynching of black men by white mobs in Ohio.

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Orange and black book cover that says Tigerland Wil Haygood
27 April 2019

Nineteen-sixty-eight was the like the runaway carousel in the Alfred Hitchcock movie Strangers on a Train. The Vietnam War, the assassinations of...

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19 March 2019

The legacy of President Lyndon B. Johnson has been and forever shall be overshadowed by the war in Vietnam. But LBJ’s administration was about more than...

Book cover with black and white pictures of black men and women with words A More Beautiful and Terrible History
27 February 2019

My students often say to me that they aren’t clear what they should be highlighting when they are reading their texts or primary source documents.  I had a...

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13 February 2019

When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, his brother, Robert Kennedy, the attorney general, lost more than most.  For...

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23 July 2018

I know that there as many tales of the atrocities committed by whites against African Americans in the United States as there are stars in the sky, but...

Book cover that's red white and blue with a black and white photo of Robert Kennedy as a young man in a suit walking through a crowd on both sides of a street and the book title at top and the words From Power to Protest After JFK
11 July 2018

After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, nobody other than his widow, Jacqueline, suffered worse than his brother, Robert, the attorney general...

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