Academic Historian

Albert S. Broussard is professor of History at Texas A&M University, where he has taught since 1985. Broussard has published five books, Black San Francisco: The Struggle for Racial Equality in the West, 1900-1954, African American Odyssey: The Stewarts, 1853-1963, em>American History: The Early Years to 1877, and The American Republic Since 1877, and The American Vision (co-authored with James McPherson, Alan Brinkley, Joyce Appleby, and Donald Ritchie). He is past president of the Oral History Association and a former chair of the nominating committee of the Organization of American Historians. Professor Broussard is currently writing a history of African Americans in the Far West from 1945 to the present.

First Africans in the Jamestown Colony (1619)

In 1619, twelve years after the first permanent English colony was established at Jamestown, Virginia, a small cargo of enslaved Africans arrived at the colony at Comfort Point near present day Hampton, Virginia. Until recently, historians had misconstrued the circumstances of how this human cargo … Read MoreFirst Africans in the Jamestown Colony (1619)

George Albert Flippin (1868-1929)

George Albert Flippin, born in Point Isable, Ohio, in 1868, was a prominent athlete and physician in Nebraska, who broke racial barriers in collegiate football and medicine for African Americans. The product of an interracial marriage, George’s father, Charles Albert Flippin, had served as a … Read MoreGeorge Albert Flippin (1868-1929)

T. McCants Stewart (1853-1923)

Teacher, author, clergyman, and civil rights leader, Thomas McCants Stewart was born in Charleston, South Carolina on December 28, 1853,  to George Gilchrist and Anna Morris Stewart.  Young Stewart attended the Avery Normal Institute before enrolling in Howard University in 1869. Although only fifteen when … Read MoreT. McCants Stewart (1853-1923)