University of Kentucky Hires Visiting Associate Professor Derrick White

Derrick White, Associate Professor of History and African and African American Studies, will be joining the University of Kentucky as part of the university's larger commitment to diversity and inclusion, and as part of their commitment to African American and Africana Studies. 

Professor White will be an Associate Professor  of History and African American and Africana Studies, with an emphasis on African American organizational life. His research examines how black-led organizations wrestled with the successes of the civil rights movement. White has authored two books, "The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s" (2011), and "Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football" (2019). His current research tells the story of a man who escaped a lynching in North Carolina by fleeing to Canada and its impact on the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill in 1922.