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About Amilcar Shabazz

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.


Present Professor, Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Steering Committee, University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Heritage & Society

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • 2014 National Council for Black Studies’ Presidential Award


  • AfroAm236: History of the Civil Rights Movement
  • STPEC 491H: Senior Seminar: Heritage of the Oppressed
  • AfroAm 701: Major Works in Afro-American Studies II

Contact Information

W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies
330 New Africa House
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9289 USA
Tel: 413-545-5019

Social Justice (4)

History (11)

Recent Works (1)

Education (5)

Invited Lectures (3)

Unpublished Papers (1)