Yohuru Williams is a history professor and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University. He is the author of “Black Politics/White Power: Civil Rights Black Power and Black Panthers in New Haven” (Blackwell, 2006) and “Teaching U.S. History Beyond the Textbook” (Corwin, 2008). He is the editor of “A Constant Struggle: African-American History from 1865 to the Present, Documents and Essays” (Kendall Hunt, 2002), and the co-editor of “In Search of the Black Panther Party: New Perspectives on a Revolutionary Movement” (Duke University, 2006), and “Liberated Territory: Toward a Local History of the Black Panther Party” (Duke University, 2009). He also served as general editor for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History’s 2002 and 2003 Black History Month publications, “The Color Line Revisited” (Tapestry Press, 2002) and “The Souls of Black Folks: Centennial Reflections” (Africa World Press, 2003). Dr. Williams also served as an adviser on the popular civil rights reader Putting the Movement Back into Teaching Civil Rights.
Dr. Williams’ scholarly articles have appeared in The Black Scholar, The Journal of Black Studies, The Organization of American Historians Magazine of History, Delaware History, Pennsylvania History, and the Black History Bulletin.