Academic Historian

Marc Arsell Robinson is an Assistant Professor of History at California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB), and teaches courses on U.S. and African American History. His research focuses on the Civil Rights Movement in the Pacific Northwest, and he published “The Black Campus Movement in the Evergreen State: The Black Student Union at the University of Washington and Washington State University, 1967-1969,” in the Pacific Northwest Quarterly, 103:2 (Spring 2012): 55-66. In addition, he has published other essays and book reviews in venues such as, The Western Journal of Black Studies, Reference Services Review, The Journal of Black Studies, and The Journal of African American History. He earned his Ph.D. in American Studies from Washington State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Washington. Before CSUSB, Robinson was Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Ethnic Studies at Whitworth University, and there he won the 2017 Provost’s Junior Faculty Award for outstanding teaching and service. Prior to that, he was an adjunct instructor in Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies, and a full-time administrator in diversity affairs at Washington State University. Currently, Robinson is writing a forthcoming monograph on the Black Student Union and the Black Power Movement in the state of Washington during the late-1960s.

Pulaski, Tennessee Race Riot, 1868

The Pulaski Race Riot occurred in Pulaski, Tennessee on January 7, 1868, when local whites shot, and killed or wounded, six African American men.  The origin of the riot was a conflict that began with two men with the same first name: Calvin Carter, black, and Calvin Lambeth (or Lamberth), … Read MorePulaski, Tennessee Race Riot, 1868

Elson S. Floyd (1956–2015)

“Image Ownership: WSU Athletic Communications” Elson S. Floyd was the first African American president of three universities, a visionary leader, and a skilled statesman. Elson Sylvester Floyd was born on February 29, 1956, in Henderson, North Carolina. He was raised in this racially segregated town … Read MoreElson S. Floyd (1956–2015)

Tulinabo Salama Mushingi (1957 – )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Dr. Tulinabo S. Mushingi was the U.S. Ambassador to the West African nation of Burkina Faso.  After nomination by President Barack Obama and his confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Mushingi arrived in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, and began serving … Read MoreTulinabo Salama Mushingi (1957 – )