Sheren G. Sanders is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia. She received her B.A. in history from Louisiana State University, M.A. in Social Sciences and Ph.D. in Public Policy and Urban Affairs from Southern University and A&M College. She has served as the managing editor as well as a contributor to the Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America (2015), and published A Book of Readings (2014), with scholar and author, Linda R. Beito. Her current research explores political parties in Virginia, immigration history and policies in the United States, health care policy for minority women, and African American cultural retentions in North America.
Campbell College, a now-defunct AME college in Mississippi, was founded in 1890 by the African Methodist Episcopal Church and named in honor of one of its bishops, Jabez Pitt Campbell. The college was originally located about one mile from the center of Vicksburg, Mississippi in … Read MoreCampbell College (1890-1964)