Thank you for visiting the ScholarWorks website for Amilcar Shabazz, professor in
the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies. My research interests include
African Americans in the history of education, cultural and political movements against
oppression, and comparative studies in the African world. I am active in educational
policy affairs and public history. 

Social Justice

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"Giving Back to the Community!" Interview with Gil Scott-Heron, February 1995, Gaither Reporter (1996)

GIL SCOTT-HERON is a legendary musician in the tradition of Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Larry...

 

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Dope is Death (1987)

"Dope is Death" started as a study document for revolutionary nationalist cadres in the 1980s...

 

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Statement by New Afrikan Prisoner of War Kuwasi Balagoon (1983)

As a member of Kuwasi Balagoon's political defense collective, called the National Committee to Defend...

 

History

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Grounded History: A Keynote Address to the 14th Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference, Massachusetts Public System of Higher Education & Commonwealth College (2008)
 

Review of They Too Call Alabama Home by Richard Bailey, Alabama Review (2002)

A review of a historical reference work on notable blacks who lived in the state...

 

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Putting Black Voices In Print, Black Issues in Higher Education (1998)

A discussion of Philip Foner's magisterial collection of African American orations.

 

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One for the Crows, One for the Crackers: The Strange Career of Public Higher Education in Houston, Texas, The Houston Review (1998)

The dynamics of how the dual system of higher education in Jim Crow America emerged...

 

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Review of Soulfires: Young Black Men on Love and Violence, The Journal of Negro History (1997)

A review of a literary and cultural anthology on African American males on love and...

 

Education

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Grounded History: A Keynote Address to the 14th Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference, Massachusetts Public System of Higher Education & Commonwealth College (2008)
 

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How Deep the Well: History and the Journey from Selma to Timbuktu, The Bus Stop (2001)

A summary of an international education summit in Mali in 2001 and the follow-up visit...

 

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Scholar-Activist Exemplar 1: G. I. Forum v. Texas Education Agency, Selected Works of Amilcar Shabazz (1999)

Herein are some primary documents related to my involvement as an expert witness in the...

 

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One for the Crows, One for the Crackers: The Strange Career of Public Higher Education in Houston, Texas, The Houston Review (1998)

The dynamics of how the dual system of higher education in Jim Crow America emerged...

 

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Dope is Death (1987)

"Dope is Death" started as a study document for revolutionary nationalist cadres in the 1980s...

 

Invited Lectures

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Grounded History: A Keynote Address to the 14th Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference, Massachusetts Public System of Higher Education & Commonwealth College (2008)
 

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The American Democratic Tradition & the Quest for Access & Equity in Higher Education: The Browns and Blues of Social Change, The Cornell Law Review 2004 Symposium (2004)

In this lecture I revisit the meaning of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education...

 

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Racial Terror & the Attempt to Stop the Desegregation of Lamar State College of Technology, Beaumont [Texas] History Conference (2004)

The desegregation of Lamar State College of Technology in Beaumont was marked by racial terror....