Academic Historian

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall is Professor emeritus of Caribbean and Latin American history at Rutgers University. Her books and database are Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas:  Restoring the Links (University of North Carolina Press, 2005); ed., Love, War, and the 96th Engineers (colored): The New Guinea Diaries of Captain Hyman Samuelson During World War II (University of Illinois Press, 1995); Louisiana Slave Database and Louisiana Free Database 1719-1820, in Databases for the Study of Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy, Compact Disk Publication (Louisiana State University Press, 2000) and  web portal (2001); Africans in Colonial Louisiana: the Development of Afro-Creole Culture in the Eighteenth Century (Louisiana State University Press, 1992) which received nine book prizes; and Social Control in Slave Plantation Societies: a Comparison of St. Domingue and Cuba (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1971).  Her awards include Distinguished Service Award, Organization of American Historians (2004); Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters elected by the National Assembly of France (1997); John Simon Guggenheim fellow, 1996.  Her B.A. (1962) and M.A. (1964) are from Mexico City College; Ph. D. (1970) from University of Michigan. She lectures in English, French and Spanish, lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and is writing her memoirs.

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The Southern Negro Youth Congress: A Participant Recalls Its Past

In the article below historian Gwendolyn Midlo Hall recounts her role as a founder of the New Orleans Youth Congress and the early years of the Southern Negro Youth Congress.  This account is part of her soon to be published memoirs. Few of us know … Read MoreThe Southern Negro Youth Congress: A Participant Recalls Its Past