Will Guzmán

Academic Historian
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Will Guzmán is Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Director of the Lee F. Hagan Africana Studies Center at New Jersey City University. He is a Life Member of the West African Research Association, Southern Conference on African American Studies, and the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association.  He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and his book Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands: Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism (University of Illinois Press) was awarded the “C. Calvin Smith Book Prize.” His next book project, Consigliere to Black Power (under contract, Fordham University Press), will be on the biography of prominent civil rights and criminal defense attorney Raymond A. Brown.  Will is also co-editing an upcoming book on the Black Power Movement in Florida (under contract, University Press of Florida).

Lee Frank Hagan (1945-1986)

Lee Frank Hagan, professor and academic administrator, was born July 28, 1945 in Brunswick, Georgia to Melvania Rhymes-Hagan, a Nurse Assistant; and Felton Hagan, a maintenance supervisor.  Lee was one of four children: Oadline, Jerome and Maurice.  In 1952, the Hagan family migrated to Newark, New Jersey where Lee graduated from … Read MoreLee Frank Hagan (1945-1986)

Drusilla Elizabeth Tandy Nixon (1899-1990)

Drusilla Elizabeth (née Tandy) Nixon, civil rights activist, community advocate, and music educator, was born on July 15, 1899 in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Maud Grant Tandy and John Clifford Tandy.  She attended Toledo’s Waite High where she was the only black student in her class.  Drusilla wrote for the school magazine, … Read MoreDrusilla Elizabeth Tandy Nixon (1899-1990)

Maceo Crenshaw Dailey, Jr. (1943-2015)

Image Ownership: Public domain Maceo Crenshaw Dailey, Jr., historian, professor, publisher, and academic administrator, was born July 4, 1943 in Norfolk, Virginia to Marguerite L. Britton, a Manheimer Pharmacy clerk, and Maceo C. Dailey, Sr., a Bethlehem Sparrows Point Shipyard steel worker.  Dailey was the oldest of eight children. At … Read MoreMaceo Crenshaw Dailey, Jr. (1943-2015)