African American Studies Department
Dig into the past—it informs your future
When you make your trek to Southeastern Ohio, you’ll be walking in hallowed footsteps, including those of Martin Luther King Jr., who came to Athens in 1960 for an international church collegiate youth conference.
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Dr. Gary E. Holcomb is an internationally recognized scholar of the Harlem Renaissance, Queer Black Marxism, transnational and transatlantic modernism, and Black countercultural literature.