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Jerry B Gershenhorn

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Title:
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
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Email:
jgershen@nccu.edu
Phone:
(919) 530-7932
Fax:
(919) 530-5392
Office:
202C Edmonds Classroom Building

Jobs/Responsibilities

Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Biography

After earning a B.A. in economics and a B.S. in accounting at the State University of New York at Binghamton, Gershenhorn earned graduate degrees in history, an M.A. from North Carolina Central University and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research and teaching interests are American history, African American history, American Intellectual history, and North Carolina history. In 2004, he published Melville J. Herskovits and the Racial Politics of Knowledge (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press). He has also published journal articles in the Journal of African American History; Journalism History; the North Carolina Historical Review; and Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society.
He has taught at North Carolina Central University for over twenty years. In 2007, he received the North Carolina Central University Award for Teaching Excellence. He has also taught at Central Carolina Community College, North Carolina A & T State University, St. Augustine's College, and North Carolina State University.
In Spring 2009, he was a Scholar-in-Residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City, where he conducted research on black scholars and the development of African Studies Programs during the early Cold War era.
He appeared as an on-screen contributor and served as a consultant for the documentary film, "Herskovits at the Heart Of Blackness" (Vital Pictures, 2009). His second book, Louis Austin and the Carolina Times: A Life in the Long Black Freedom Struggle, will be published by the University of North Carolina Press in January 2018.

Education

PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2000
MA North Carolina Central University 1991
BA State University of New York at Binghamton 1977

Vita/Resume

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Selected Publications

1. Gershenhorn, J. (2017). “Defying Brown, Defying Pearsall: African Americans and the Struggle for Public School Integration in North Carolina, 1954-1971” . New Voyages to Carolina: Reinterpreting North Carolina History.
2. Gershenhorn, J. (2013). "St. Clair Drake, Pan-Africanism, African Studies, and the Politics of Knowledge, 1945-1965". Journal of African American History , 98, 422-433.
3. Gershenhorn, J. (2010). Earlie Thorpe and the Struggle for Black History, 1949-1989. Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society, 12, 376-397.
4. Gershenhorn, J. (2010). “A Courageous Voice for Black Freedom: Louis Austin and the Carolina Times in Depression-Era North Carolina.” . North Carolina Historical Review , 87, 57-92.
5. Gershenhorn, J. (2009). "Not An Academic Affair": African American Scholars and the Development of African Studies Programs in the United States, 1942-1960. Journal of African American History, 94, 44-68.
6. Gershenhorn, J. (2006). Double V in North Carolina: The Carolina Times and the Struggle for Racial Equality During World War II. Journalism History, 32, 156-167.
7. Gershenhorn, J. (2005). Stalling Integration: The Ruse, Rise, and Demise of North Carolina College’s Doctoral Program in Education, 1951-1962. North Carolina Historical Review , 156-192.
8. Gershenhorn, J. (2001). Hocutt v. Wilson and Race Relations in Durham, North Carolina, During the 1930s. North Carolina Historical Review, 275-308.
 
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