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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Book cover with black and white pictures of black men and women with words A More Beautiful and Terrible History
27 February 2019

My students often say to me that they aren’t clear what they should be highlighting when they are reading their texts or primary source documents.  I had a...

Bookk cover with photo of Robert Kennedy surrounded by people and words Delta Epiphany with author name
13 February 2019

When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, his brother, Robert Kennedy, the attorney general, lost more than most.  For...

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...

Book cover with photo of John F Kennedy and and MLK both shouting with their fists in the air and the word Kennedy and King
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...

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