Robin Dearmon Muhammad is assistant professor in the Department of African American Studies at Ohio University. Her Ph.D. in history is from Carnegie Mellon University as is her Master of Science in History and Policy. She completed her B.A. in History and Spanish at the University of California, Davis. She is currently revising her manuscript, Arsenal of Liberation: African American Workers and Shipbuilding in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1898-1948.
In the article below historian Robin Dearmon Muhammad discusses the growth of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) or the Garvey Movement in the American West, with particular emphasis on its influence in black working-class organizing in the San Francisco Bay Area after World War … Read MoreGarveyism Looks Toward the Pacific: The UNIA and Black Workers in the American West