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Department of History and Political Science
515 Orr Dr.
462 Tucker Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

Will Guzmán

Director, Office of Black Diasporan Culture
Assistant Professor of History / African American Studies
Ph.D., University of Texas at El Paso
B.S., African American Studies (summa cum laude), Florida A&M University


“On the margin of European culture...the ‘coloured’ intellectual is an artifact of colonial history...He is a creature of two worlds, and of none.”

 –Ambalavaner Sivanandan, “The Liberation of the Black Intellectual” (1974)

Office: The Carrie Meek-James N. Eaton Southeastern Regional Black Archives, Research Center, & Museum, 445 Gamble Street, room #207
Phone: (850) 561-2068
Courses Taught:
  • AFH-4200  African History, 19th & 20th Centuries
  • AMH-2020  U.S History, 1865 to the present
  • AMH-2091 Introduction to African American History
  • AMH-3104  The African American Experience
  • AMH-3572  African American History, 1865 to the present
  • HIS-1921  Introduction to Professional Development
  • LAH-4130  Latin American History
  • “Jack Johnson,” “William Henry Lewis,” “Pedro Bratu Salina,” “Mary Eliza Church Terrell,” and “Robert H. Terrell.” Encyclopedia entries submitted in the forthcoming Booker T. Washington Encyclopedia (Westport: Greenwood Press) edited by Dr. Maceo C. Dailey, Jr.
  • Review of George Washington Carver: A Biography, by Gary R. Kremer, The Journal of Southern History vol. 77, no. 4 (November 2011).
  •  Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon Historical Marker (Texas Historical Commission: El Paso Community Foundation, 2003).
  • “Month’s End Only Beginning.” The Prospector.  April 10, 2002.
  • Guzmán, Will and Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs. Landmarks and Legacies: A Guide to Tallahassee’s African American Heritage, 1865-1970 (Tallahassee: John G. Riley House Museum, 2000).
Research Interests:
  • Racial Violence in the Americas
  • Blacks in Latin America & the Caribbean
  • African American History, 1865-present
  • Afro-Latinas/os in the U.S., 1865-present
  • U.S. History, 1865-present
For a full Curriculum Vitae, contact Will Guzmán directly.