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Charles McKinney

Senior Fellow

Areas of Interest: African American History, Civil Rights Studies, 20th Century U.S. Social History, Oral History


charles_mckinney Charles McKinney is a founding member and Senior Fellow of the Jamestown Project. Dr. McKinney is an Assistant Professor of history at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. In 1990 Mr. McKinney won the First Year Teacher of the Year award in the Compton (CA) Unified School District. He subsequently spent five years as the partnership manager for Public Allies, an Americorps leadership development program, and three years organizing curricula and performing other tasks in juvenile justice diversion programs. Dr. McKinney serves on the advisory board for several non-profit organizations, including the Grassroots Fund and North Carolina Public Allies. Dr. McKinney’s current scholarly focus is an examination of the civil rights movement from the perspective of the local, working class insurgency. (Santa Barbara, CA; B.A., Morehouse College; Ph.D., Duke University)

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