Komozi Woodard

BA, Dickinson College. MA, PhD, University of Pennsylvania. Special interests in African American history, politics, and culture, emphasizing the Black Freedom Movement, women in the Black Revolt, US urban and ethnic history, public policy and persistent poverty, oral history, and the experience of anti-colonial movements. Author of A Nation Within a Nation: Amiri Baraka and Black Power Politics and reviews, chapters, and essays in journals, anthologies, and encyclopedia. Editor, The Black Power Movement, Part I: Amiri Baraka, From Black Arts to Black Radicalism; Freedom North; Groundwork; Want to Start a Revolution?: Women in the Black Freedom Struggle. Reviewer for American Council of Learned Societies; adviser to the Algebra Project and the PBS documentaries, Eyes on the Prize II and America’s War on Poverty; board of directors, Urban History Association. SLC, 1989–

Courses taught in History

Courses from previous years

2013-2014
  • Imagining Race and Nation
  • Rethinking Malcolm X and the Black Arts Movement: Imagination and Power
2012-2013
  • Rethinking Civil Rights History and the Origins of Black Power
  • Rethinking the Racial Politics of the New Deal and the War on Poverty
2011-2012
  • First-Year Studies: “In the Tradition”: An Introduction to African American History and Black Cultural Renaissance
  • The Black Arts Renaissance and American Culture: Rethinking Urban and Ethnic History in America

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