Darlene Clark Hine Board of Trustees, Professor of African American Studies and Professor of History

Research Interests:

African American Women's history
Black Professionals: Medical, Nursing, Legal histories
Black Chicago
Black political history
Black Culture


AFAM 236-1 Introduction to African American Studies
AFAM 330-0 Black Women in the 20th Century
AFAM 224/Gender Studies 382 Gender and Black Masculinity
AFAM 365 The Black Chicago Renaissance
AFAM 441-0 History of Black Women in the Diaspora
AFAM 480/Gender Studies 490 African American Women and Women in the African Diaspora


Ph.D. Kent State University, Kent Ohio

Current Research:

"Black Professionals and Race Consciousness: Origins of the Civil Rights Movement, 1890-1955"

Recent Awards:

2015 National Women’s History Month Honoree, The National Women’s History Project (Los Angeles, CA)

2014 Honorary Doctor of Social Justice, Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL)

2013 National Humanities Medal, The White House (Washington, D.C.)

2006 Fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2003-2004 Emeline Bigelow Conland Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University

2003 President of the Southern Historical Association

2002 President of the Organization of American History

2000-2001 Fellow at the Advanced Institute for Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University

Recent Publications:

Black Victory: The Rise and Fall of the White Primary in Texas (University of Missouri Press New 2003 Edition)

Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession , 1890-1950 (Indiana University Press, 1989)

Hine Sight: Black Women and the Re-Construction of American History (Indiana University Press, 1996)

Black Europe and the African Diaspora (Co-editor with Trica Danielle Keaton and Stephen Small) University of Illinois Press, 2009

Beyond Bondage: Free Women of Color in the Americas (Co-editor with David Barry Gaspar) Indiana University Press, 1996

The Harvard Guide to African-American History, Vol I (Co-editor with Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham and Leon F. Litwack) Harvard University Press, 2001

A Question of Manhood: A Reader in U.S. Black Men's History and Masculinity Vol I and II (Co-editor with Earnestine Jenkins) Indiana University Press, 1999

"We Specialize in the Wholly Impossible" a Reader in Black Women's History (Co-editor with Wilma King and Linda Reed) Carlson Publishing, 1995

Black Women in America, Historical Encyclopedia Vol I, II, III (Co-editor with Elsa Barkley Brown) Oxford University Press 2005

The African-American Odyssey (Co-author with William C. Hine and Stanley Harrold) 5th Edition, Pearson Education 2011