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Kenneth R. Janken, Ph.D.
Kenneth Janken, a professor of Afro-American studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, teaches courses on the Civil Rights Movement, black thought, and black politics. One student said of him, "Too rarely, students get a chance to thank teachers for the contribution they made to their life. I'd just like to say thank you for, in your own way, helping me get to where I am today." His scholarship has been recognized both inside and outside the UNC-Chapel Hill community.
He has been a fellow at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. In 1997 he received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship for his biography "White: The Biography of Walter White, Mr. NAACP". He was awarded a fellowship at the National Humanities Center in 2000-2001.
· The Wilmington Ten in Historical Perspective
· African Americans and International Politics during the Cold War
· The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement in World War II
· Lynching and Racial Violence: The Fight Against Them
· Killing Jim Crow: Race, Politics, and Culture in America, 1900-1954