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CLEMENT ALEXANDER PRICE

55 Lincoln Park Newark, New Jersey 07102 973-624-8422

Department of History Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Newark, New Jersey 07102 973-353-5410 fax 973-353-1193

caprice@andromeda.rutgers.edu clementaprice@gmail.com

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION 1975

Ph.D. in History, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

1968

M.A. in History, University of Bridgeport

1967

B.A. in History, University of Bridgeport

1963-64

Attended St. Augustine’s College, Raleigh, NC

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2002Professor, Department of History, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, 1991Associate Professor of History, 1980-91 Director, Graduate History Program, 1981-86 Appointed to the Graduate Faculty, 1979 Assistant Professor of History, 1975-80 Scholar in Residence, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2001-2002 Director, Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, 1996Visiting Professor, Princeton University, 1996 Scholar in Residence, Bloomfield College, 1990 Visiting Professor, Montclair State College, Seton Hall University, Jersey City State College, Kean College of New Jersey, Fairleigh Dickinson University and County College of Morris, 1975-1994 Instructor of History, Essex County College, Newark, 1968-69

COURSES TAUGHT Undergraduate:

Slavery and Emancipation in American History Development of the United States; Afro-American History; Civil War and Reconstruction; Intellectual History of Afro-America; Topics in the History of Newark, NJ;


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Graduate:

Post Graduate:

United States Urban History; History of the American Civil Rights Movement; Memory and History; Senior Seminar in History; The Black Experience in Western Culture; Paul Robeson and Modern American Culture; Modern America; Senior Seminar in African American History Slavery and Emancipation in American History Problems and Issues in Afro-American History; Cities in Change; American Urban and Ethnic History; Public History; Problems in Nineteenth-Century Afro-American History; Twentieth-Century American Cultural and Intellectual History Seminar on Multi-Culturalism in American Life and History

FIELDS OF INTEREST African-American History and Culture; United States Urban and Social History; Modern American Cultural History; New Jersey History; Public History, and American Race Relations

DISSERTATION TOPIC "The Afro-American Community of Newark NJ, 1917-47: A Social History," under the direction of Professor Seth M. Scheiner, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1975

HONORS Honorary Degree in Humane Letters, Essex County College, 2014 Honorary Degree in Humane Letters, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2014 Outstanding Newark Scholar Award, Newark History Society, May 2012 The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award, Essex County, NJ, February, 2010 Thomas H. Kean and Brendan T. Byrne Civic Leadership Award, New Jersey Network Foundation, June 2, 2009 Education Leadership Award, Interfaith Dialog Center, May 31, 2009 Gail F. Stern Award, The New Jersey History Issues Convention, March 26, 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, (LISC) New Jersey, November, 2008 Charles Cummings Award for outstanding contributions to local and state history, The Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee, May 2008 Video of the Year, the Garden State Journalists Association, for “The Once and Future Newark” documentary video, May 2007 Mid-Atlantic Emmy nomination for “The Once and Future Newark,” August 2007 Clarion Award, The Association for Women in Communications, for “The Once and Future Newark,” August 2007 Honoree, Rutgers University Hall of Distinguished Alumni, April 2006 Rutgers University Leader in Diversity Award, April, 2006 Arthur and Patricia Ryan Award, Women’s Board, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 2006 Community Service Award, Beth Israel Hospital, Newark, New Jersey 2005 African American Alumni Alliance, Rutgers University, Hall of Fame, 2004 Doctor of Humane Letters, Drew University, 2004 Humanitarian Award, The National Conference for Community and Justice, New Jersey Region, 2004 Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Alumni Award, University of Bridgeport, 2003 Alain Daniels Civic Award, Common Cause New Jersey 2003 Chairman’s Award, New Jersey Network, 2002 Medal of Saint Benedict’s, Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School, Newark, New Jersey, 2000 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching/CASE New Jersey Professor of the Year, 1999 Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Bridgeport, 1999 Paul Robeson History Award, Paul Robeson Cultural Center, Rutgers University, 1999 City News 100 Most Influential in New Jersey Award, City News Publishing Company, 1998


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The Alice Paul Humanitarian Award, State of New Jersey, 1997 Role Model Award, St. Philip’s Academy, Newark, New Jersey, 1997 Doctor of Humane Letters, The William Paterson College of New Jersey, 1996 Richard J. Hughes Award, New Jersey Historical Commission, 1996 Public Programming Award, New Jersey Council for the Humanities, 1995 Cincinnati History Prize, The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey, 1994 Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching, Rutgers University, 1991 Henry J. Browne Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Rutgers University, University College, Faculty of Arts and Science, Newark, 1991-92 President's Award for Outstanding Service to Black Historical Scholarship in the State of New Jersey, Glassboro State College, February, 1991 Member, The National Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, 1990-93 Applause Award, New Jersey Theater Group, 1990 1987 Award for Outstanding Public Service, Rutgers College Class of 1962 NIA Award for Distinguished Leadership in Education, New Jersey Association of Black Educators, 1987 Arts Leadership Award, New School for the Arts, Montclair NJ, 1985 Outstanding Achievement and Service to the Black Community, Association of Black Law Students, Rutgers Law School, Newark, NJ, 1983 Seminar Participant, Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, Claremont, CO, August, 1982 Martin Luther King, Jr. Humane Letters Award, Newark Episcopal Diocese, 1981 Human Rights Award, New Jersey Education Association, 1981 Author Citation, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1981 Certificate of Commendation, American Association of State and Local History, Nashville, TN, 1981 Fellow, New Jersey Historical Society, 1981 Danforth Associate, Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, 1980-86 Award of Recognition, New Jersey Historical Commission, 1980 Award for Service to the Black Community of New Jersey, New Jersey Association of Black Social Workers, l977 Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Rutgers University, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, 1977-78 Teacher of the Year, Essex County College, 1969

PUBLICATIONS “Slave Culture: A Documentary Collection of the Slave Narratives from the Federal Writer’s Project, 1936-1938,” Spencer Crew, Lonnie Bunch, Clement Alexander Price, editors. To be published by Greenwood Press in February, 2014 "Commemorating a New American History and Culture," in Jia Leilei, Editor in Chief, A Binational Conversation on Bridging Cultures, The Context: Place, People, History, The Third China-U.S. Cultural Forum Collection of the Theses (Beijing: Culture and Art Publishing House, 2013). “On the Road to Freedom: A Sesquicentennial Observance of the Great Emancipation,” in The Positive Community, (Montclair, NJ, Winter 2013). “History and Memory: Why it Matters That We Remember,” Epilogue in Jessica I.Elfenbein, Thomas L. Hollowak, and Elizabeth M. Nix, eds. Baltimore ’68: Riots and Rebirth in an American City (Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 2011). “Break Every Yoke, Let the Oppressed Go Free! African Americans and the Civil War,” in The Positive Community, (Montclair, NJ, February 2011). “The Foundations of Contemporary African American Life and History,” in Mixing Metaphors: The Aesthetic, the Social and the Political in African American Art, Works from the Bank of America Collection, Howard University Gallery of Art Brochure, 2010.


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"Foreword," in Nelson Johnson, The Northside: African Americans and the Creation of Atlantic City (Medford, NJ: Plexus Publishing, 2010). “Perspectives: Is the Past Still Prologue?” Integral: The Journal of Fund for An Open Society, Spring 2009. “The NAACP and the Black Church: A Centennial Acknowledgement,” The Positive Community, June 2009. “Public Spaces: Where People Meet and Talk,” The New Rwanda; Prosperity and the Public Good, Scranton: University of Scranton, 2009. “Ben Jones’s Modernist Palette,” Deliverance: The Art of Ben Jones, 1970-2008, Jersey City, New Jersey: The Jersey City Museum, 2009. “New Jersey and the Near Collapse of Civic Culture: Reflections on the Summer of 1967,” The Hall Institute of Public Policy, NJ, July, 2007. “Newark Remembers the Summer of 1967, So Should We All,” The Positive Community, July/August 2007. “Contested Memories,” The New Jersey Jewish News, July 2007. “A Modern Man: Paul Robeson in American Civilization,” in The Criterion Collection of Films featuring Paul Robeson, New York: The Criterion Collection, 2007. “On Anchoring A Generation of Scholars: P. Sterling Stuckey and the Nationalist Persuasion in African American History,” Journal of African American History, 2007. Foreword, Angelique Lampros, Remembering Newark’s Greeks: An American Odyssey (Virginia Beach, VA: Donning Co. Publishers, 2006. "Historicizing Katrina,” in David Dante Troutt, ed., After the Storm: Black Intellectuals Explore the Meaning of Hurricane Katrina (New York: The New Press, 2006). “We Are All Colored Now: The Anticipated Future of New Jersey’s Cultural Landscape,” Jersey City Museum Virtual Catalogue, http://www.jerseycitymuseum.org/exhibitions/virtualCatalogue/index.html, Spring 2005. “The Crisis and New Jersey,” in “State Budgets and the Crisis of Historical Infrastructure: A Forum,” Perspectives: Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association, Vol. 42, May 2004, pp. 31-32. “Race, Blackness, and Modernism During the Harlem Renaissance,” Foreword, Aberjhani and Sandra L. West, eds., Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, (New York: Facts on File, 2003). “Home and Hearth: The Black Town and Settlement Movement in Southern New Jersey,” in Wendel White, Small Towns, Black Lives: African American Communities in Southern New Jersey (Oceanville, New Jersey: The Noyes Museum, 2003), pp, 168-175. “Newark Confronts Its Past…And Chooses Its Future,” in Sondra Myers, ed., The Democracy Reader (New York: International Debate Education Association, 2002), pp. 82-84. “An Academic Life in the Public Sphere,” The Chronicle of Higher Education: Career Network 8 April 2002 (online edition) http://chronicle.com/job/2002/04/200204081c.htm. “Introduction and Column Interpretations,” The Civil Rights Garden, (Atlantic City, NJ: CRDA, 2001). “Mel Edwards’ Way,” Melvin Edwards: The Prints of a Sculptor (Jersey City, NJ: Jersey City Museum, 2000),


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pp. 5-7. New School University, “Are We Ready for A Cabinet-Level Position for Culture,” The Vera List Center for Arts and Politics, 1999. “Heritage and Scholarship,” Rutgers Focus, A Newspaper for University Faculty and Staff, April 3, 1998, pp. 4-5. “The Public Sphere in an Age of Contested Conflict,” New Jersey Center for Law-Related Education Network News, (Spring 1997), 4-5. "Composing the Community: Blacks Making and Teaching Music in Southern New Jersey," introduction in Henrietta Fuller Robinson and Carolyn Cordelia Williams, Dedicated to Music, The Legacy of African American Church Musicians and Music Teachers in Southern New Jersey, 1915-1990 (Cherry Hill, NJ: Africana Homestead Legacy Publishers, 1997). "Along the New Jersey Divide: How Policy and Prejudice Splinter Us," New Jersey Reporter, 26 (November/December 1996) 23-25. "The Civility of William M. Ashby," in William M. Ashby, Tales Without Hate, revised ed. (Newark, NJ: Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee, 1996). "A Consideration of New Jersey Afro-American Scholarship," The Journal of the Rutgers University Libraries, LVI (1994), 1-3. "Black Soldiers in two World Wars: 'Men of Bronze' (1980) and 'Liberators' (1992)," Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, XIV (1994), 467-74; republished in John W. Chambers II and David Culbert, eds., World War II, Film, and History, Oxford University Press, 1996. Many Voices, Many Opportunities: Cultural Pluralism and American Arts Policy (New York: American Council for the Arts, 1994). "The Parlous State of New Jersey History," New Jersey Historical Commission Newsletter, 24 (June-July, 1994), 1-2. "Diversity on Common Ground: The Troubled Quest for Order by American Museums," Connecticut Humanities (Spring, 1994), 4. "Newark and the Rhetoric of Optimism," in Gary Jardim, ed., Blue Newark Culture (Orange, NJ, 1993). "Turning Memory Into History: The Past as Viewed by Blacks in Morristown, New Jersey," foreword in Cheryl C. Turkington, Setting Up Our Own City, The Black Community in Morristown, An Oral History (Morristown: Joint Free Library of Morristown and Morris Township, 1993). "Documenting Slavery's End in Monmouth County, New Jersey," introduction to The Manumission Book of Monmouth County, New Jersey, 1791-1844 (Red Bank, NJ: Monmouth County Office of the County Clerk, 1992). "Been So Long: A Critique of the Process that Shaped 'From Victory to Freedom, Afro-American Life in the Fifties,'" in Kenneth L. Ames, Barbara Franco and L. Thomas Frye, eds., Ideas and Images: Developing Interpretative History Exhibits (Nashville: American Association of State and Local History, 1992). "James A. Brown, Fellow Traveler," in The Power Within: An Exhibition of Recent Works by artist James Andrew Brown (Newark, NJ: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1991). "Folk Life, City Life and Blacks in the Bottle," in Crisis of the Minority Male, Report of the Proceedings of a 1989 Conference (Newark, NJ: The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 1990).


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"The Afro-American Experience in New Jersey: Themes and Pedagogy," The Docket, the Journal of the New Jersey Council for Social Studies (Spring 1990). "In Search of a People’s Spirit: The Harmon Foundation and American Interest in Afro-American Artists," in Gary A. Reynolds and Beryl J. Wright, eds., Against the Odds: African-American Artists and the Harmon Foundation (Newark, NJ: The Newark Museum, 1989). "Two Lives: Searching for a Balance in Our Essential Duality," Vantage Point, The Magazine of the American Council for the Arts (July-August 1988). "We Knew Our Place, We Knew Our Way: Lessons from the Black Past of Southern New Jersey," Seventh Annual Report of the New Jersey Public Policy Research Institute, Blacks in New Jersey, 1986 Report, A Review of Blacks in South Jersey (Newark, NJ: New Jersey Public Policy Research Institute, 1986). "The Cause in Which We Are Mutually Engaged: Quakers and the Dawn of Black Freedom in New Jersey," in M.M. Pernot, ed., After Freedom (Burlington, NJ: Burlington County Historical Society, 1987). "Cultural Pluralism: An Historical Perspective," The Afro-American Artist in the Age of Cultural Pluralism (Montclair, NJ: Montclair Art Museum, 1987). "The Strange Career of Race Relations in New Jersey History," The Black Experience in Southern New Jersey (Camden, NJ: Camden County Historical Society, 1985). "Manumission of Slaves, Burlington County, New Jersey 1776-1783," in Freedom Papers, 1776-1783 (Burlington, NJ: Burlington County Historical Society, 1984). "Black Historical Scholarship and the Black Historian: A New Jersey Conference in Observance of Black History Month" (co-authored with Giles R. Wright), Negro History Bulletin, 36 (Spring 1983), 38-40. "The Struggle to Desegregate Newark: Black Middle-Class Militancy in New Jersey, 1932-1947, New Jersey History, XCIX (Fall-Winter 1981), 215-26 (published 1983). "Morgan Foster Larson," in Paul A. Stellhorn and Michael J. Birkner, eds., The Governors of New Jersey 1664-1974 (Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1982). "Talking History: The New Jersey Black Oral History Workshop," in History News (February, 1982). "William M. Ashby: Renaissance Man," in William M. Ashby, Tales Without Hate (Newark, NJ: Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee, 1980). Freedom Not Far Distant: A Documentary History of Afro-Americans in New Jersey (Newark, NJ: New Jersey Historical Society, 1980). "New Jersey Afro-Americans: From Colonial Times to the Present" (co-authored with Lee Hagen, Larry Green and Leonard Harris), in Barbara Cunningham, ed., The New Jersey Ethnic Experience (Union City, NJ: Wise & Co., 1977). "The Beleaguered City as Promised Land: Blacks in Newark, NJ, 1917-1947," in William C. Wright, ed., Urban New Jersey Since 1870 (Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1976); republished in Maxine N. Lurie, ed., A New Jersey Anthology (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1994).


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REVIEWS "Walking the Tightrope of Black Leadership," The Trenton Times, February 25, 1996. "The Birth and Evolution of the Cool," The Trenton Times, August 13, 1995. Ernest S. Lyght, Path of Freedom: the Black Presence in New Jersey’s Burlington County, 1659-1900; and Lenora W. McKay, The Blacks of Monmouth County; New Jersey Historical Commission Newsletter, June, 1979. Dorothy Butler Gilliam, Paul Robeson: All American, New Jersey Historical Commission Newsletter, September, 1981. Stanley B. Winters, comp. and ed., From Riot to Recovery: Newark After Ten Years, New Jersey Historical Commission Newsletter, September, 1981. Stuart Galishoff, Newark, the Nation’s Unhealthiest City, 1832-1895, in New Jersey Historical Commission Newsletter, October, 1988.

SCHOLARLY PAPERS “Negro Baseball as Metaphor, “Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience—An Exhibit, Countee Cullen Branch Library, New York, January 22, 2009. “We Who Have Always Been With You,” Race, Slavery and Freedom in New Jersey, 1804-1860,” 15th Annual New Jersey Council for History Education Annual Conference, Princeton University, December 7, 2007. “The Origin of the Modern Civil Rights Movement,” Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Museum of the City of New York, October 29, 2007. “The World of John Rock,” 4th Annual John S. Rock Memorial Lecture, Salem County Historical Society, Salem, New Jersey, October 21, 2007. “Flawed Freedom: New Jersey and The First Emancipation,” 20th Annual Conference, Slavery and Abolition in New Jersey, New Jersey Historical Commission, Trenton War Memorial, November 20, 2004. “On Anchoring a Generation of Scholars: P. Sterling Stuckey and the Nationalist Persuasion in African American History,” Africans, Culture, and Intellectuals: P. Sterling Stuckey and the Folk, University of California at Riverside, Riverside, California, Saturday, May 22, 2004. “Post World War II Newark: Tales of Decline and Conflict,” Walsh Library Gallery, Seton Hall University, April 19, 2004. “State Budgets and the Crisis of Historical Infrastructure in the United States: A Panel Discussion,” American Historical Association, Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 10, 2004. “Scholarship on the Edge: Practicing and Defending Public Intellectual Work,” Imagining America National Conference, University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, November 9, 2003. “American Studies in the Public Sphere: PhDs Outside the Academy,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, November 16, 2002. “Rethinking the Urban Experience,” Cities and Public Spaces in Comparative Cultural Contexts Seminar, Community College Humanities Association, Library of Congress, June 2-3, 2002.


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“A City of Refinement: Urban Fantasies and Progressivism in Newark,” The Legacy of John Cotton Dana Symposium, Dana Library, Rutgers-Newark, May 17, 1999. “The Perceived City,” Arts Transforming the Urban Environment Conference Plenary Session, Rutgers-Newark, October 9, 1998. “History in the Public Square: The Uses of Public Space for Historical Commemoration in New Jersey,” Sixth Annual John Henry ‘Pop’ Lloyd Lecture, Atlantic City, NJ, October 11, 1998. “The Twilight of Optimism: Black-Jewish Relations in Newark During the Sixties,” Conference on Politics, Law, and the Jewish Community, Jewish Historical Society of MetroWest, Whippany, New Jersey, September 12, 1997. “Race and the Teaching of American History,” Princeton Summer Institute for Teachers of History, Princeton University, July 14, 1997. "Hammering Out A People's Past: The Making of Afro-American History," Bowie State University, Maryland, April 20, 1996. "Dedicated to Music: The Legacy of African-American Church Music Teachers in Southern New Jersey, 19151995," Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, Philadelphia, October 7, 1995. "Oral History and the Negro Baseball Leagues," Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, Philadelphia, October 6, 1995. "Deeds Survive the Doer: Marion Thompson Wright and the Construction of New Jersey Afro-American History," Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, Philadelphia, October 5, 1995. "Controversial Exhibits: Academic Freedom, Institutional Mission and Community Participation," American Association for State and Local History, Saratoga Springs, New York, September 9, 1995 "The Role of the Arts and Humanities in Shaping Public Policy," Spoleto Festival USA 1995, Charleston, South Carolina, May 27, 1995. "The Underground Railroad in Context: Preserving African-American History on the Urban Landscape," Paterson Museum, May 17, 1995. "Black 'Eagles' of World War II," The Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, New Brunswick, New Jersey, November 7, 1994. "Blacks and Jews in the City of Opportunity: Newark, New Jersey, 1900-1967," Jewish Historical Society of MetroWest, Whippany, New Jersey, June 13, 1994. "Black Workers at the Twilight of the Civil Rights Movement," New York University, Wagner Labor Archives, May 21, 1994. "Race and Perception: Mounting Exhibitions in African American History and Culture,” Annual Meeting of the American Association of Museums, Seattle, Washington, April 26, 1994. "Paul Robeson, the Scholar," Institute for Arts and Humanities Education, The Newark Museum, April 23, 1994. "Teaching New Jersey African American Culture," Conference on New Jersey Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, March 16, 1994. "Diversity on Common Ground: The Troubled Quest for Order by American Museums," Connecticut Humanities Council, Waterbury, Connecticut, November 15, 1993.


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"Black American Soldiers in Two World Wars," The Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, New Brunswick, NJ, October 22, 1993. "Currier & Ives and the Transformation of Modern America's Visual Imagination," Montclair Art Museum, May 16, 1993. "Historical Roots of the Relationship: The Early Years of Interaction," Conference on "Demythologizing Blacks and Jews," State University of New York at Stony Brook, April 25, 1993. "The Past As Prologue: Modern Afro-American Life in Morris County," Conference Keynote Presentation, "Chanceman's Community: Twentieth-Century Black Morristown," County College of Morris, April 23, 1993. "The Historian's View of Genealogy," The Genealogy Club of The New Jersey Historical Society Library and the New Jersey Chapter of The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Newark, NJ, February 20, 1993. "Reinterpreting Museum Collections from the African American Perspective," The Old Barracks Museum, Trenton, NJ, February 6, 1993. Commentator, Symposium for "Alone in a Crowd: Prints of the 1930s and 1940s by African American Artists from the Collection of Reba and Dave Williams," The Newark Museum, January 23, 1993. "Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism in American History," Vassar College, November 1, 1993. Commentator for the conference panel "Textile Workers and the Culture of the Working Class," William Paterson College, December 5, 1992. "Walt Whitman's Vision of America," Symposium on "Walt Whitman's Vision of Democracy, Then and Now," The Somerset County Library, November 15, 1992. "Cultural Pluralism: The History and the Debate," Annual Meeting of the American Council for the Arts, Atlanta, GA, September 17, 1992, with responses by Coretta Scott King, Dr. Billy Taylor and President Jimmy Carter. "Africa and the African-American Community," The Cultures of Africa Series, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ, April 11, 1992. "A Moody Light: Romanticism in American Landscape Painting, 1835-1929," The Montclair Art Museum, February 23, 1992. "Afro-Americans and the Quest for Justice in New Jersey," Glassboro State College, Glassboro, NJ, February 25, 1991. "West African Cultural Retention in Eighteenth Century New Jersey," Symposium on "Tracing the History and Contributions of African Americans in New Jersey," Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ, January 16, 1991. "Clio’s Changing Colors: The Evolution of a New American Historiography," Cooperstown Graduate Association Conference, Winterthur Museum, Princeton, NJ, October 28, 1990. "Point to Point: Rural/Urban African American Culture," Symposium on "Home: Contemporary Urban Images by Black Photographers," The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, October 23, 1990. "The Concept of Freedom in Afro-American History," Lecture Series on African and African American Issues, Jersey City State College, Jersey City, NJ, September 27, 1990. "The Harmon Foundation and the Making of A Modern Afro-American Ethos," Symposium for "Against the Odds: African American Artists and the Harmon Foundation," The Gibbs Museum of Art, Charleston, SC, June 6, 1990.


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Presentation, "History in the Making of a Multi-Cultural Curriculum," Newark Board of Education Conference on Curriculum Reform, April 12, 1990. "Looking Homeward: Afro-American Interest in Africa," Symposium on "Bayard Rustin as Art Collector," Kean College of New Jersey, January 31, 1990. Comment, "The Distorted Patterns of Federal Transportation Policy," Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Washington, DC, March 23, 1990. "The Image of African Americans in Modern Museums," Symposium on "The Politics of Portraiture: Icons, Stereotypes and Other Approaches to Multi-Cultural Imaging," National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, January 25, 1990. "How Oral History Becomes Written History," History and Bibliography Section, New Jersey Library Association, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, December 1, 1989. "Historical Writing and Social Change: Marion Thompson Wright’s Influence on Contemporary New Jersey Life," Symposium on "Writing New Jersey Afro-American History from Marion Thompson Wright to the Present," Newark Public Library, February 26, 1989. "Folk Culture, City Life and Black Life in the Bottle: Historical Notes on Twentieth-Century Substance Abuse," University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, December 3, 1989. "New Jersey Afro-Americans, Woodrow Wilson and the Limits of Progressivism," Annual Conference, New Jersey Historical Commission, Princeton University, December 3, 1988. "Black Migration and the Self-Help Ideology, 1915-1940: Booker T. Washington Moves North," Lecture Series for "Field to Factory," Germantown Historical Society, Philadelphia, PA, October 20, 1988. "From African to Afro-American: Making a Black Society in Early New Jersey History," Symposium on EighteenthCentury New Jersey Black History, Newark Public Library, February 27, 1988. "The Difficult Challenge of Afro-American Freedom: Historical Notes on 1865 and 1980," Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, World Trade Center, February 26, 1987. "The New Black History and the Public Muse," Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, Durham, NC, November, 1987. "The Great Migration Revisited," Annual Black Women’s History Conference, Montclair State College, May 17, 1986. "Paul Robeson’s New Jersey: 1890-1920," Commemorative Program on Paul Robeson, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, November 19, 1986. "Seeking For A City: Suburbanization and Afro-American History," Annual Meeting of the Southern Historical Association, Charlotte, NC, November 15, 1986. "The Emerging Scholarship on Afro-American History in New Jersey," Bergen County Historical Society, February 23, 1985. "Life and Society Among the Migrants: Newark’s Black Population, 1900-1930," Seminar for New Jersey Historians, Princeton University, March 8, 1983.


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Commentator, publication program for Audrey Olsen Faulkner, et. al., eds., When I Was Comin’ Up: An Oral History of Aged Blacks, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, December, 1982. "The Strange Career of Jim Crow in New Jersey History," Annual Meeting of the Burlington County Historical Society, Burlington, NJ, November, 1982. "Of Color, Humanitas and Statehood: The Black Experience in Pennsylvania over Three Centuries, 1681-1981, A Critique of the Exhibition," Annual Meeting of the African-American Museums Association, Atlanta, GA, November, 1981. "Co-operative Ventures with Minority Institutions," Annual Conference of the American Association of State and Local History, Williamsburg, VA, September 14, 1981. "The Struggle to Desegregate Newark: Black Middle Class Militancy in New Jersey, 1932-1947," Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, New Orleans, LA, October 18, 1980. "The Reluctant Servants: Social Workers and Newark’s Neediest, 1915-1950," Meeting of the Newark Health and Welfare Coordinating Council, Bethany Baptist Church, Newark, NJ, June 22, 1978. "The Black Church in New Jersey and the Struggle for Equality," Symposium for the 150th Anniversary of the Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, New Brunswick, NJ, October 12, 1977.

MEDIA COMMENTARIES “A Conversation with Clement Price: Newark’s Rebirth,” Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato, October 8, 2007. “5 Days in July,” aired on PBS, Fall, 2007. “Revolution ’67,” on-camera interview, NJN public television, July 2007. “A Greener, Greater Newark,” on-camera interview, NJN public television, June 2007. “Another View,” on-camera interview, NJN public television, July 2007. “The Once and Future Newark with Clement Alexander Price,” Newark: Rutgers University, broadcast on New Jersey Network, November, 2006. Other electronic media interviews: NPR, National Public Radio; The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC Radio; WBGO radio, WABC television. Newspaper interviews: The New York Times (Quotation of the day, March 25, 2001); The Star Ledger; The New Jersey Jewish News; The Bergen Record; The Wall Street Journal; The Washington Post; The Chautauquan Daily

GRANTS Project Granst: “The Fourth Class of the Heningburg Civic Fellows, 2013,” The Fund for New Jersey; The Schumann Fund Project Grants: The Blues People @50 Panel Discussion, December 2013. The New Jersey Council for the Humanities; The Turrell Fund. Project Grants, "Emancipation and the Work of Freedom," 33rd Anniversary of the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, 2013: The Prudential Foundation; The New Jersey Historical Commission; The New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Project Grants, “Taking Good Care: Health and Medicine in African American History,” 32nd Anniversary of the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, 2012: New Jersey Council for the Humanities; The New Jersey Historical Commission; ThePrudential Foundation.


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Project Grants, “Beauty and the Black Body: History, Aesthetics and Politics” 31st Anniversary of the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series,2011: New Jersey Council for the Humanities; New Jersey Historical Commission. Project Grant, “Behind and Beyond the Debate: A Public Speaker Series on Education in Newark:” The New Jersey Council for the Humanities; The Schumann Fund for New Jersey. Challenge Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities, December, 2010. Project Grant: “The Third Class of the Heningburg Civic Fellows, 2010,” The Fund for New Jersey Project Grants, “Laboring in the Vineyard: Scholarship and Citizenship,” the 30th anniversary for the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, The Prudential Foundation, New Jersey Council for the Humanities, New Jersey Historical Commission, 2010. Project Grant, “The Humane City: Race, Ethnicity, and Freedom in Urban America,” The New Jersey Council for the Humanities, 2009. Colloquia Series on Community, Diversity, and Public Service, The UH-EMS Department, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), 2009. The Hank Aaron Community Charrettes, The Independence Community Foundation, 2009. Project Grants, “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: Lincoln, the NAACP, and the World They Created” 29 th Anniversary of the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, New Jersey Council for the Humanities, New Jersey Historical Commission, 2009. Project Grant sub-awardee, “Teaching American History,” Newark Public Schools/ U.S. Department of Education, 2008-2009-2010. Dodge Fellow Grant for the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, 2008-2010, with Dr. Charles R. Russell. Project Grant, “U.S. History Saturday Academy,” Gilder Lehrman Institute on American History, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, 2008-2009. Project Grant, “Greening of Newark: Hank Aaron Charrette,” The Independence Community Foundation, 2008. Project Grants, “Private Grief and Public Mourning in African American Life and Culture” 28 th Anniversary of the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, New Jersey Council for the Humanities, New Jersey Historical Commission, 2008. Project Grants, “Remembering Newark’s Summer of Discontent: Forty Years Later,” The Prudential Foundation, Verizon Foundation and PSE&G, June 2007. Project Grants, “Time Longer Than Rope: Historical Memory and the Black Atlantic” 27th Anniversary of the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, New Jersey Council for the Humanities, New Jersey Historical Commission, 2007. Project Grant, “Why Newark Matters,” J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation, in recognition of the tenth anniversary of the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, October 2006. Project Grant, “U.S. History Saturday Academy,” Gilder Lehrman Institute on American History, with Dr. David Freund, Department of History and the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, 2006 and 2007.


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Project Grant, “Gustav Heningburg Civic Fellows Program,” Victoria Foundation, 2006, with Dr. Charles R. Russell. Project Grant, “Gustav Heningburg Civic Fellows Program,” Independence Community Foundation, 2006, with Dr. Charles R. Russell. Project Grant, “Teachers as Scholars” program, New Jersey Council for the Humanities, 2005, 2006, 2007 with Dr. Charles R. Russell. Dodge Fellow Grant for the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, 2006-2008, with Dr. Charles R. Russell. Project Grant, “Artists & Communities” program, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, 2006, with Dr. Charles R. Russell. Project Grants, “Black Creativity and Modern American Life” 26th Anniversary of the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, New Jersey Council for the Humanities, New Jersey Historical Commission, 2006. General Operating Support Grant to the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, 2005, with Dr. Charles R. Russell. Project Grant, “City Children and Their Cultures Series, Watching Carefully: Why Media Literacy Matters,” with Drs. Charles R. Russell and Miriam Petty, MCJ Foundation, 2005. Project Grants, “Lessons From the Past,” 25th Anniversary of the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, New Jersey Council for the Humanities, New Jersey Historical Commission, 2005. Dodge Fellow Grant for the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, 2004-2006, with Dr. Charles R. Russell. General Operating Support Grant to the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, J.P Morgan Chase Foundation, 2005, with Dr. Charles R. Russell. Project Grant, “Brown v. Board of Education: A Retrospective,” 23 rd Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, New Jersey Council on the Humanities, 2003. Project Grant, “City Children and Their Cultures,” with Dr. Charles R. Russell, Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, 2001-2003. Dodge Fellow Grant for the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, 2000-2002. Project Grant, “Time…Africa and Diaspora,” 20th anniversary program of the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, New Jersey Council on the Humanities, 2000. Project Grant, “The Italians of Newark: Spirit & Memory, Past & Present,” PSE&G, 1999. Project Grant, “The Italians of Newark: Spirit & Memory, Past & Present,” Broad National Bank, 1999. Project Grant, 19th anniversary program of the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, New Jersey Historical Commission, 1999. Project Grant, “City Children and their Cultures,” The Victoria Foundation, 1998-99. Project Grant, “City Children and their Cultures,” The Schumann Fund for New Jersey, 1998- 99.


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Dodge Fellow Grant for the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, 1998-2000. General Operating Support Grant for the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, MCJ Foundation, 1997-98. Project Grant, "Booker T. Washington and Modern Black Leadership Revisited," New Jersey Council for the Humanities, 1995. Project Grant, "Travelin' On My Mind: The Great Migration of Twentieth-Century Blacks," New Jersey Council for the Humanities, 1994. Project Grant, "History in the Imagination of the Afro-American Writer, 1920-1960," New Jersey Committee For the Humanities, 1990. Project Grant, "The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade," The Victoria Foundation, 1988. Grant-In-Aid for Research, American Association of State and Local History, 1988. Project Grant, "The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: Legacies for Africa and the Americas," New Jersey Committee for the Humanities, 1988. Project Grant, "The City as Promised Land: The New Afro-American Urban Experience," New Jersey Committee for the Humanities, 1987. Project Grant, "Marching to Different Drummers: A Retrospective Look at Black Protest Efforts of the 1960s," New Jersey Committee for the Humanities, 1986. Project Grant, "Not Without Laughter: Humor in the Thought and Past of Afro-Americans," New Jersey Committee for the Humanities, 1985. Project Grant, "In Dat Great Gettin’ Up Mornin’: The Role of Religion in the History of Afro-Americans, Haitians and Jamaicans," New Jersey Committee for the Humanities, 1984. Project Grant, "Black Historical Scholarship and the Black Historian," New Jersey Committee for the Humanities, 1983. National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church Indexing Project, 1980. Grant-In-Aid for Research in New Jersey History, New Jersey Historical Commission, 1972.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE Newark City Historian, 2014 Member, American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA, 2013 Panelist, “The Place of Community in Pluralistic Societies,” National Endowment for the Humanities/Arts & Humanities Research Council workshop, Washington, DC, March, 30-31, 2011 Director, New Jersey Council for the Humanities Teacher Institute, “The 20 th Century and the African American Experience,” July 6-11, 2008.


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Member, Advisory Board, Gilder Lehrman Institute Advisory Board, 2008. Member, Editorial board of the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship (JCES), University of Alabama, 2008-2011. Participant, Project Interchange Seminar in Israel for the leadership of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, Dec. 2007-Jan. 2008. Member, 2008 Convention Local Resource Committee, Organization of American Historians, 2008. Participant, Teachers as Scholars, Rutgers-Newark, 2006-2008. Chair, James A. Rawley Prize Committee, Organization of American Historians, 2005, Member 2004 and 2006. Member, Scholarly Advisory Committee, National African American Museum of History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 2005. Director, New Jersey Council for the Humanities Teacher Institute, “A Reconsidered Past: New Scholarship in African American History,” New Jersey Council for the Humanities, Monmouth University, July, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007. Guest Scholar, National Council for History Education Summer Seminar for Teachers, “Thinking Historically,” Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii, June/July, 2004. Chair, “Public Order in Nineteenth-Century New York and London,” American Historical Association, San Francisco, CA, January 6, 2002. Panelist, “Diversity Training for Student Leaders at the Nation’s Most Diverse University-Rutgers Newark,” 11th Annual National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education, Denver, CO, June 1, 1998. Seminar Participant, "Peaceful Resolutions to Conflict in a Multicultural Society," Harvard Law School, Cambridge, April 30-May 1, 1996. On-Air Commentator, "National Conversation on Race and Diversity," National Endowment for the Humanities Public Radio Series, WBGO-FM, March, 1996. Seminar Leader, "New Jersey's History: The Barrel Tapped at Both Ends," New Jersey Council for the Humanities Teacher Institute, Princeton, New Jersey, October, 1995 and July, 1996. Commentator, "New Jerseytimes," radio series produced by Rutgers University, 1995-1996. Referee, New Jersey History, 1984-present. Member, Task Force on African American Biography, African American Museum on the Mall Project, Smithsonian Institution, 1993. Panelist, Museums and Historical Organizations, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1983-94. Member, Committee on Scholarly Programs, Higher Education and Libraries, New Jersey Historical Commission, 1979-1989. Managing Editor, Negro History Bulletin, 1983-1984. Professional Memberships: Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History;


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Organization of American Historians; American Historical Association; New Jersey Historical Society

CONSULTATIONS Chief Consulting Historian, What’s Going On: Newark and the Legacies of the Sixties,” New Jersey Historical Society, 2001-2007. Consulting Scholar, The HistoryMakers, Chicago, Illinois, 2003Historical Consultant, World War II Home front Interpretive Complex, Conner Prairie, Fishers, IN, 2002. Chief Consulting Historian, “The Pride of Newark: Baseball’s Eagles and Bears,” New Jersey Historical Society, 1999-2001. Special Advisor, “Bricks, Mortar, and Spirit II: Newark Through the Prism of Philip Roth,” The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1998-99. Consulting Historian, The Civil Right Garden, Atlantic City, NJ, 1998-2001. Jury Member, 18th Annual Black Maria Film & Video Festival, New Jersey City University, 1998-99. Chair and Historical Consultant, World Festival II, “Memory, Work, and Spirit/ A Festival of Pan African America,” New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ, 1998-99. Historical Consultant and Writer, “Chanceman’s Brothers and Sisters: The Origins of the 20 th Century Morris County Black Community,” documentary film first aired on New Jersey Network, May 3, 1998. Member, The Hermitage National Advisory Council, The Hermitage, Nashville, TN, 1997Exhibition on Paul Robeson to be mounted by the New Jersey Historical Society, 1998-99. "House & Home," interpretive reinstallation project for the Ballantine House, The Newark Museum, 1993-94. Commentator, "Before You Can Say Jackie Robinson," film by Thomas C. Guy, Jr., aired on New Jersey Public Television, 1994. Commentator, "Against the Odds: Black Artists and the Harlem Renaissance," film produced by Amber Edwards for New Jersey Network, aired nationally on Public Broadcasting Service, 1994. "Afro-Americans, Race, and the Marketplace in Modern Newark, New Jersey," study prepared for the Post-Croson Team, Law Department, City of Newark, Winter 1993. Chief Historical Consultant, "Bridges and Boundaries: African Americans and American Jews," a national traveling exhibition mounted by the Jewish Museum, New York, 1989-92. "Jazz . . . Speaking of Life," telecourse on the history of jazz, Jersey City State College, 1989. "The King Mural," artistic project by Don Miller, installed at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, Washington, D.C., 1985-87. Commentator, WNET/Thirteen production of "Take Me Back to Dear Old Newark," aired during Fall-Winter, 1986, 1994. Black History Month Observance, WNET/Thirteen, Newark, NJ, 1981.


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Co-Curator, "Chanceman's Community: Twentieth-Century Black Morristown," photography exhibit, County College of Morris, Winter-Spring 1993. Historical Consultant, "Dancing Man: Peg Leg Bates," film by Dave Davidson aired nationally on Public Broadcasting Service, 1992. Chief Historical Consultant, "Bridges and Boundaries: African Americans and American Jews," national traveling exhibition mounted by the Jewish Museum at the New York Historical Society, 1989-1992. Historical Consultant, "World Within A World: Afro-American Life in New Jersey, 1664-1990," proposed exhibition at the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton. Script Writer, "Paul Robeson," filmstrip in Notable Black Americans Series (Westminster, Maryland: Random House Media, 1989).

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Project Director, Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, Rutgers University, Newark Campus, 1983-present: "Emancipation and the Work of Freedom," 2013 “Taking Good Care: Health and Medicine in African American History,” 2012 “Beauty and the Black Body: History, Aesthetics, and Politics,” 2011 “Laboring in the Vineyard: Scholarship and Citizenship,” 2010 “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: Lincoln, the NAACP and the World They Created,” 2009 “Private Grief and Public Mourning in African American Life and History,” 2008 “Time Longer Than Rope: Historical Memory and the Black Atlantic,” 2007 “Black Creativity and Modern American Life,” 2006 “Lessons from the Past: 25th Anniversary of the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series,” 2005 “Brown v. Board of Education: A Retrospective,” 2004 “W.E.B. DuBois in Africa,” 2003 “Old Stories, New Venues: African American History in Public Spaces,” 2002 “Every Wise Woman Buildeth Her House: Sisterhood in the Black Church,” 2001 “Time…Africa and the Diaspora,” 2000 “On the Meaning of Freedom,” 1999 “Climbing Jacob’s Ladder: The Life and Times of Paul Robeson,” 1998 “Small Footprints on the Past: America’s Black Children in Historical Perspective,” 1997 "Separate But Equal: Plessy v. Ferguson," 1996 "Booker T. Washington and Modern Black Leadership Revisited," 1995 "Travelin' On My Mind: The Great Migration of Twentieth-Century Black," 1994 "'Life Ain't Been No Crystal Stair': Black Women in Afro-American History," 1993 "The Impact of Columbus’s Voyages on Africa," 1992 "Writing New Jersey Afro-American History from Marion Thompson Wright to the Present," 1991 "History in the Imagination of the Afro-American Writer, 1920-1960," 1990 "The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade," 1988 "The City as Promised Land: The New Afro-American Urban Experience," 1987 "Marching to Different Drummers: A Retrospective Look at Black Protest Efforts of the 1960s," 1986 "Not Without Laughter: Humor in the Thought and Past of Afro-Americans," 1985 "In Dat Great Gettin' Up Mornin': The Role of Religion in the History of Afro-Americans, Haitians and Jamaicans," 1984 "Black Historical Scholarship and the Black Historian," 1983 Director, “ City Children and Their Cultures,” public program of the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the


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Modern Experience, 1999-2003 Director, “Beyond the Golden Door: American Jews and the Post-World War II Years,” public program of the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, November 8, 1998 Director, “Memory and Newark, July 1967,” inaugural public program of the Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, Rutgers-Newark, November 9, 1997 Co-Project Director, with Peter Levy, "'Ain’t Nobody Gonna Turn Me ‘Round': A Civil Rights Movement Retrospective," Lecture Series, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, Spring Semester, 1988

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIES - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Member, Rutgers University Presidential Search Committee, 2011Chair, Associate Director Search Committee, Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, 2011 Co-Chair, Search Committee, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Chair, Graduate School for Education, 2008 Member, Search Committee, Department of Afro-American and African Studies, 2007-08 Chair, The Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes, 2006Member, Rutgers University Task Force on Alumni Relations, 2006Member, FASN Dean’s Search Committee, 2006Chair, Senior Appointment Search Committee, Afro-American and African Studies Department, 2004Member, Rutgers University Foundation Presidential Search Committee, 2004 Member, Honorary Degree Committee, Rutgers University, 2004Member, Provost Advisory Committee for Honorary Degrees, Rutgers-Newark, 2003Chair, Faculty and Staff Campaign, Capital Campaign, Rutgers University, 2001-2004 Member, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professorship, 2003 Member, Hall of Distinguished Alumni Selection Committee, 2001 Chair, Search Committee, Department of Education and Academic Foundation, FASN, 1998-99 Director, Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, 1996-present Chairman, Afro-American and African Studies Department, FASN, 1996-2001 Freshman Convocation Speaker, Rutgers-Newark, September 8, 1997 Chairman, Dean’s Education Task Force, Rutgers-Newark, Spring Semester, 1997 Co-Chair, Creative Arts Implementation Committee, Rutgers University, 1995-2001 Member, Committee for the Future, Rutgers University, 1997-2001 Chairman, Advisory Committee and Member, Leadership Committee, The Rutgers Campaign for Community, Diversity, and Citizenship, 1992-present Member, Executive Cabinet and Chair, External Affairs Sub-Committee, Faculty Advisory Committee to the Provost, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Newark, 1991-94 Chairman, Search Committee for Vice President of Undergraduate Education, Rutgers University, 1991-92 Member, Faculty Committee for Warren Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching, Rutgers University, 1991 Acting Chairman, Department of History, FASN, Spring Semester, 1991 Member, Dean's Arts Task Force, FASN, 1991-92 Member, University Faculty Oversight Committee for Civic Education and Community Service, Rutgers University, 1990-92 Member, FASN-Newark Board of Education Multi-Cultural Committee, 1990-92 Member, Presidential Search Committee, Rutgers University, 1989-90 Member, Faculty Honorary Degree Committee, Rutgers University, 1989-present Chairman, University Committee for Public Service Awards, Rutgers University, 1989 Chairman, Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies Advisory Council, Rutgers University, 1990-present. Member, Honors Council, FASN, 1985-present Acting Chairman, Black Studies Department, 1980-81 Member, Search Committees in the following Departments: History, African and Afro-American Studies, Art and Music, 1980-1994 Member, College-wide Committees, including Admissions, Affirmative Action, Teacher Evaluation, and Recruitment, 1975-1985 Chairman, Organization of Black Faculty and Staff, 1975-1980


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CIVIC ACTIVITIES Trustee, St. Benedict's Preparatory School, 2013Provisional Trustee, Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation Chair, Newark Education Trust, June 2010 Chair, Newark Education Task Force (appointed by New Jersey Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf), March 2011 – June 2011. Chair, the Newark Public Schools Superintendent Search Committee (appointed by Governor Corzine), December, 2007-June 2008 Co-Chair, The Newark 40th Anniversary Commemorative Committee, aka The Big, Bad Committee, March, 2007 Chairman, Sub-Committee for Arts & Culture, Mayor Cory Booker’s Transition Committee, 2006 President, Newark Public Schools Foundation, 2005Member, Director’s Search Committee, New Jersey Historical Society, 2005 Member, Essex County Ethics Board, 2005Member, Board of Trustees, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, 2004President, Board of Trustees, The Fund for New Jersey, 1998-2004; Vice President, 1997-98; member since 1993 Member, Newark Public Schools Advisory Board, 1997-99; Vice President, 1999-2000 Member, Selection Committee for the William M. Ashby Community Service Award, United Way of Essex and West Hudson, Winter 1992-Present Member, Board of Trustees, Newark Public Library, 1985-Present, Vice Chairman, 1990-1993 Judge, Philip E. Hoffman Human Relations Essay Competition, The American Jewish Committee, Metropolitan New Jersey Chapter, 1990 Chairman, Mayor’s Cultural Affairs Task Force, City of Newark NJ, 1986-1987 Trustee, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, 1985-90 Member, Board of Governors, New Jersey Historical Society, 1985-90 Member, Board of Trustees, The Newark Museum, 1980-93 Vice President, Board of Directors, Urban League of Essex County NJ, 1980-1987 Member, Newark Black Film Festival Steering Committee, 1977-Present

SELECTED PUBLIC LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS "Bricks, Mortar, Memories and Pride: The James Street Commons Reconsidered," co-curator, Newark Public Library, 2013 “African American History, Historic Preservation, And the Next Big Thing in Preserving America’s Past,” Cleveland Restoration Society, 2013 The Sid Lapidus Lecture, "What Every American Should Know About the First Emancipation, " Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, 2012-13 “The Art of Peace-Building and Reconciliation,” International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan, October 22-23, 2012 "The Interrupted Legacy of the Morrill Act," The Justin Morrrill Symposium, Strafford, Vermont, August 11, 2012 "Race, Identity, and Museums," lecture for “(Re)Presenting America: The Evolution of Culturally Specific Museums,” Smithsonian Institution Special Symposium, National Museum of the American Indian, April 25, 2012. Keynote Lecture, Diversity Issues in Higher Education Conference, American Conference on Diversity, RutgersNewark, November 18, 2011. Panelist, “African Americans and the Constitution,” Annual Legislative Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Washington, D.C., September 23, 2011.


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“Break Every Yoke, Let the Oppressed Go Free,” Morning Lecture, August 23, 2011, the Chautauqua Institution, “The Path to the Civil War,” Chautauqua, NY, August 23, 201l. “Narrative and Memory,” Art Disaster: Hurricane Katrina Five Years Later, The Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights, Rutgers-Newark, September 30, 2010. “Race, Lincoln, and New Jersey,” Scotch Plains Public Library, May 19, 2010. “Race in New Jersey,” The Judicial College of New Jersey, November, 2009. “The Civic Sphere and Community Resiliency in the Brick City,” the Coalition of Metropolitan Universities, Philadelphia, October 2009. Keynote lecture, conference on Education and Citizenship in Kigali, Rwanda, March 2009. “The Transatlantic Slave Trade,” The Annual Paul Robeson Lecture, The Paul Robeson Institute for Ethics, Leadership, and Social Justice, Raritan Valley Community College, February 10, 2009. “Why the Diversity Boom?” Rutgers Libraries Diversity Initiative, Rutgers University, Alexander Library, March 10, 2008. “History and Memory: Why It Matters that We Remember,” Baltimore ’68: Riots and Rebirth, University of Baltimore, April, 2008. Chair of panel, “Straight Outta Newark: Urban Creativity and Culture Forty Years After 1967” at the 2007 New York University Conference on Social Theory, Politics and the Arts, October 11-13, 2007. A series of lectures in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of Newark, New Jersey’s Summer of Discontent at the following venues: The Newark Museum, The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and Rutgers-Newark., JulyOctober, 2007. “Exploring the Legacy of African American Urban,” Congressional Black Caucus, Washington, D.C., September 6, 2006. “Library Trustees and American Civic Culture,” Keynote Speech, Washington State Library Association, Olympia, Washington. Washington, September 15, 2005. “Race and Strategies for Progress in American History,” New Jersey State Police Headquarters, West Trenton, New Jersey, February 26, 2004. Moderator, 2nd Annual Mayor James L. Usry Lecture Series, Atlantic City, New Jersey, June 30, 2003. “Newark’s Twentieth Century: Reflections on the Culture of Race and Civic Life,” John Cotton Dana Lecture, Newark Public Library, November 12, 2002. “The Best Laid Plans: Policy, Culture, and History in Contemporary, Newark, New Jersey,” Urban Revitalization Conference, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, April 18, 2002. “The Culture Behind Sprawl,” Keynote Speech, New Jersey’s Sixth Annual Land Conservation Rally, New Jersey Conservation Foundation, Bernardsville, NJ, March 16, 2002. “African American History and the Discovery of Race in our Past,” The Edward B. Preston Memorial Lecture, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT, April 6, 2001.


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“Breaking Racial and Class Boundaries,” Bridging Cultural Divides: A Trans-Racial Conference, Seton Hall University, March 27, 2000. “Racism in Essex County: Is the Past our Prologue,” Keynote Address at the Essex County Forum on Racism…Can We Talk? Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, October 26, 1998. Sixth Annual John Henry “Pop” Lloyd Lecture, “ History in the Public Square: The Uses of Public Space for Historical Commemoration in New Jersey, Atlantic City, NJ, October 11, 1998. “The Perceived City,” Arts Transforming the Urban Environment, Rutgers University, Newark, October 9, 1998. “A Negotiated Past for the Newark Riots of July 1967,” Keynote Address, 11 th Annual Memorial of the Newark Riots, Emmanuel Church of Christ, Newark, NJ, July 30, 1998. “Community Dialogue on Diversity,” The National Conference for Community and Justice, Drew University, Madison, NJ, May 28, 1998. “Newark in Our History and Imagination,” Bricks, Mortar, and Spirit Seminar, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, April 27, 1998; Director of the Seminar. “Newark’s Image Over The Years,” Newark: Image and Emerging Reality, A Workshop Sponsored by the Newark in the 21st Century Task Force, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, March 20, 1998 “Martin Luther King, Jr. and American Civilization,” Keynote Address, Governor Christine Todd Whitman Inaugural Multi-Cultural Celebration, January 19, 1998. “Culture and Public Policy—Looking Ahead,” A Symposium, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., February 24, 1998. “Paul Robeson, The Artist,” Rutgers University, Douglass Campus, October 29, 1997. “A Conversation With Henry Hampton,” New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ, October 28, 1997. “The Arts, the University and the Community,” A Symposium, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, September 26, 1997. The Twilight of Optimism: Black-Jewish Relations in Newark During the Sixties, Jewish Historical Society of MetroWest, Parsippany, NJ, September 21, 1997. "Cultural Pluralism in American Life," Kansas City Young Audiences, Inc., Kansas City, MO, June 28, 1993. "Race Relations in New Jersey," two lectures presented in conjunction with the New Jersey Committee for the Humanities African-American Culture Series, Peapack and Pennsauken, NJ, Winter, 1993. Moderator, "Forum on the Future of New Jersey," Rutgers University, New Brunswick, January 11, 1993. "Whose History Is It Anyway?" Department of Veterans Affairs, Medical Center, East Orange, NJ, February 12, 1993. "The Afro-American Presence in the Medical Profession," University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, February 10, 1993. Introduction to the film, "Amazing Grace," Temple Shalom, Plainfield, NJ, February 11, 1993.


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"Understanding and Teaching the New African American History," Aiken County Public Schools, Aiken, South Carolina, February 2, 1993. "Just Before the Storm: Race and Modern American Life, 1930-1950," The Newark Museum Volunteer Organization, Newark, NJ, December 14, 1992. "Newark and the Memory of American Cities," Convocation Address, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, September 2, 1992. Moderator, "The Continuing Relevancy of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,'" Symposium at Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, March 11, 1991. Comment, "Roland Hayes and American Culture," The Newark Museum, March 24, 1990 "When Ideals and Teaching Collide: Reflections on Mid-Career Pedagogy," Chancellor’s Lecture on Excellence in Teaching, Center for College Teaching, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, April 14, 1990. "History and the Making of a Multi-Cultural Curriculum," Newark Board of Education Conference on Curriculum Reform, April 12, 1990. "New Jersey and the Anti-Slavery Struggle, 1840-1865," Cape May Arts League, November 4, 1989. "Toward Peoplehood: The Making of Modern Black Society," Burlington County Cultural and Heritage Commission, Mount Holly, NJ, February 9, 1985. "The Image of the Afro-American Male during the Slavery Era," Conference on the Afro-American Male, Essex County College, Newark, NJ, May, 1982. "Dark Memory: The Crisis of Afro-American Traditions," West Chester State College, West Chester, PA, February, 1981. Keynote Speaker, New Jersey Education Association, Human Rights Day Conference, East Brunswick, NJ, January 15, 1981. Moderator, Symposium on "Black Cultural Experience in New Jersey," New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, January and February, 1980. "The First Signs of Crisis: Newark and the Decline of Urban America, 1880-1920, "The Newark Museum, September, 1980.

STATE AND NATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE Trustee, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2012 Vice Chair, National Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, (appointed by President Barack Obama) Washington, DC, 2011Member, Advisory Committee for the Civil Rights History Project, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, 2010-. Agency Lead for the National Endowment for the Humanities, President Obama’s Transition Team, 2008-2009 Vice-chair, New Jersey Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, 2008-2009 Member, the New Jersey State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, April 20082011 Member, Board of Trustees, National Council for History Education, 2006


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Chair, Save Ellis Island Foundation, Mt. Olive, NJ Member, Board of Directors, Urban Libraries Council, Evanston, IL, 2003Chair, Research Advisory Council, Center for Arts and Culture, Washington, DC, and Trustee, 2002-2004 Member, Public Programs Panel, NEH, December 2002, Washington, DC Member, Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives, NEH, April 22, 2002 Member, Selection Panel, 2002 Career Enhancement Fellowships for Junior Faculty from Underserved Groups, Andrew Mellon Foundation, 2002 Member, National Advisory Board, National History Project, 2001-02 Member, New Jersey Department of State Transition Team, 2001 Member, Evaluation Panel, Museum Loan Network, 2001Member, Board of Trustees, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, 2000Member, Jazz Touring Network, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, 2001Member, National Advisory Board of the Schools and Scholars Program, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2001-2004 Member, Research Task Force, Center for Arts and Culture, 2001-02 Trustee, Center for Arts and Culture, 2002Chair, Research Task Force, Center for Arts and Culture, 2002-04 Member, Governor’s Study Commission on Discrimination in State Employment and Contracting, 2000-02 Trustee, Save Ellis Island! 2000- (Chair, Committee for the Center on Immigrant Contributions and Ethnic Learning), Vice Chair, 2002Member, New Jersey Governor’s Advisory Committee on the Preservation and Use of Ellis Island, 1999-2000 Member, Library of Congress/Ameritech Panel for American Memory, 1997-99 Gubernatorial Appointment, Task Force on New Jersey History, Winter 1996-Spring 1997 Member, Public Programs Panel, NEH, 1994 Site Visitor, National Endowment for the Arts, Fall 1994 Chair, Presenting and Commissioning Challenge Panel, National Endowment for the Arts, September 1993 Special Exhibitions Panel, Smithsonian Institution, 1990-91 Gubernatorial Appointment, Co-Chairman, State of New Jersey Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, Department of State, 1990-93 Member, National Advisory Board, The Association of American Cultures, Washington, D.C., 1990-present Participant, An Issues Forum on African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution, October 11, 1990 Member, Governor’s Task Force on Literacy in the Arts, New Jersey, 1987-1989 Vice Chairman, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Washington, DC, 1984-85 Member, State Programs Panel, National Endowment for the Arts, 1983-86 Chairman, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, New Jersey Department of State, 1982-85 Vice Chairman, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, New Jersey Department of State, 1980-82

REFERENCES Lonnie G. Bunch Founding Director National Museum of African American History and Culture Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC Professor Sterling Stuckey (retired) Department of History University of California, Riverside Riverside, CA 92502 Professor Nell Painter (retired) Department of History Princeton University


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Princeton, NJ Dr. Spencer Crew Clarence J. Robinson Professor of American, African American, and Public History George Mason University Fairfax, VA Professor Kenneth T. Jackson Department of History Columbia University New York, New York The Honorable Thomas H. Kean Former Governor of New Jersey THK Consulting, LLC Far Hills, NJ

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