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In The Media

Dr. Williams in the news:

African American Women Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement Montclair Public Library, February 14, 2023, "Adult School: African American Women Leaders of the NJ Civil Rights Movement."

Dr. Williams is a research historian on this Documentary Project: “My Buddy: The WWII 369th Documentary Project”, Hawaii News Now story on the project March 6, 2019

Dr. Williams latest Book: A Seat at the Table

A Seat at the Table Book Cover


Podcasts Shows:

Dr. Williams is the host of two podcast shows:
This Week in Black History, Society, and Culture

New Books Network Intellectual History Channel

Publications/In the Media

Second International Colloquium on African Studies. March 24-26th, 2021

  • The African World & The Black Pacific.

The African World & The Black Pacific. Sponsored by the William Monroe Trotter Institute March 26, 2021

  • Black Studies Matter

We are happy to announce BLACK STUDIES MATTERS, our collaborative four-part series of virtual Black History Month events.

"Literature, Culture, and Activism in the African American Freedom Struggle" by Peggy Trotter Dammond Preacely

Local residents are protesting the sale while the nonprofit that owns it says selling it is crucial for its survival.

William Monroe Trotter (1872–1934), though still virtually unknown to the wider public, was an unlikely American hero.

This report includes a case study on the challenges and legacies of African Americans in Greater Boston.

  • Revolutions Won't Be Televised: The Mind of Gil Scott-Heron

Revolutions Won't Be Televised: The Mind of Gil Scott-Heron

William Monroe Trotter | Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Though arguably America's most historic city, Boston also claims its share of little-known events.

Barbara Lewis talks about the time in which poet Phillis Wheatley lived.

  • A Historical Overview of Poverty Among Blacks in Boston

Read the Hayden Report.

  • The Living Archive: African American Poetry Panel #2

Read Barbara Lewis's remarks regarding black poetry in the 21st Century

A program on the arts in the African American community

Trotter Institute Director Barbara Lewis cites a demographic turnaround.

  • The Black Comparative Experience in Mass. 2015 Final Report

This comparative research report highlights of African Americans Asian Americans, European Americans, and Latino Americans.