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.

Articles by Author

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,...

31 October 2016

I grew up in a working class household with a stay-at-home mom and a dad who started working on the family farm when he was a small boy. My late...

26 October 2016

I have only visited the White House once, in 1975, a year before America’s bicentennial. Of course it was much easier to get in then–pre 9/11–and the public...

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16 May 2016

In so many ways, Dr. Damon Tweedy was fortunate. He grew up in an intact home with loving, strict, and steeped-in-the-church parents who were gainfully...

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19 April 2016

The last time there was a serious discussion about poverty in America was during the presidential campaign of 2008 when former United States...

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28 January 2016

My wonderful, wonderful mother died on November 30, 2013, after a long battle with leukemia. One of the things I miss the most is her voice, which was...