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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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A wrecked up burning building book cover with words Black Boys Burning
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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28 May 2018

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the assassinations of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Already a surfeit of...

Book cover, black bakground, photo of black man bending over with a mic to his mouth singing and arm swinging backwards and the words In the Midnight Hour the life & soul of Wilson Pickett by Tony Fletcher
14 March 2018

In the Midnight Hour chronicles two parallel tracks of twentieth century African American history: the Great Migration, when 1.75 million African...

Front book cover with green at top and a yellow body of water below with a drawing of people in a small rowboat. the word Reading with Patrick A teacher, a student, and a life changing friendship
19 February 2018

I loved school from the minute I set foot in kindergarten. Blessed with two older sisters who brought home their schoolwork and parents who read, I was an...

A book cover with white background and word at top The Politics of Resentment and a photo of a small farm, with a barn and a field of crops and a silo with trees in the background
27 January 2018

I was literally ill the day after the presidential election of 2016, and two days afterward, I called in black. I still can scarcely believe the results,...

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