Department of History and Political Science

Darius Young, QEP Director

Associate Professor of History
Ph.D.The University of Memphis, 2011

Office: Tucker Hall, Room 405

Phone: (850) 412-5561


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Fields of Interest:
•  20th Century African American History
•  Black Political Movements
•  Civil Rights Movement
•  Black Power Movement
Courses Taught:
•  AMH 2091 – Intro to African American History
•  AFA 3104 – The African American Experience
•  AMH 4575 – The Civil Rights Movement
•  HIS 4150 – Historiography
•  ISS 6305 – Research Methodology
•    Robert Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle (University Press of Florida, March 2019).

•  “Saving Black America’s Body and White America’s Soul”: The Lynching of Ell Persons,” in An Unseen Light: Black Freedom Struggles in Memphis, Tennessee (Frankfurt: University of Press of Kentucky, 2018).
•  “It Was Like Vietnam: The 1968 Florida A&M Rebellion,” forthcoming.
•  “I Wonder If It’s a Matter of Economics”: The Closing of Florida A&M Hospital,” THE GRIOT: The Journal of African American Studies 35, No. 1 (Spring 2017).
•  “It is the Race’s Own Organization”: Robert Church Jr., the Lincoln League, and
•   the Politics of the Black Freedom Struggle,” THE GRIOT: The Journal of African American Studies 34, No. 1 (Spring 2015).

•  Florida A&M University Provost Digital Learning Initiative Fellow (2018)
•  Florida A&M University Teacher of the Year (2013)
•  Florida A&M University Center for Disability Access and Resources Faculty Pacesetter Award (2012)

Contact Info

515 Orr Dr.
462 Tucker Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

P: (850)599-3447
F: (850)599-3950