Participant Info

First Name
Kendra
Last Name
Boyd
Affiliation
Rutgers University - Camden
Website URL
sites.rutgers.edu/kendra-boyd/
Keywords
African American history, business history, urban history
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Personal Info

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About Me

I am an assistant professor of history at Rutgers University-Camden, and previously worked as an assistant professor at York University. I hold a Ph.D. in African American History and United States History from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and a B.S. in Business Administration from Wayne State University. Currently, I am writing a book on African American business and urban renewal in Detroit, Michigan during the Great Migration era.

Recent Publications

Co-Edited Volume

Scarlet and Black, Volume Two: Constructing Race and Gender at Rutgers, 1865-1945, co-edited with Marisa Fuentes and Deborah Gray White (Rutgers University Press, 2020).

Book Chapters

“Old Money: Rutgers University and the Political Economy of Slavery in New Jersey,” co-authored with Miya Carey and Christopher Blakley, in Scarlet and Black: Slavery and Dispossession in Rutgers History, ed. Marisa Fuentes and Deborah Gray White (Rutgers University Press, 2016).

“His Name Was Will: Remembering Enslaved Individuals in Rutgers History,” co-authored with Jesse Bayker and Christopher Blakley, in Scarlet and Black: Slavery and Dispossession in Rutgers History, ed. Marisa Fuentes and Deborah Gray White (Rutgers University Press, 2016).

Encyclopedia entries

“National Black Economic Development Conference (Black Manifesto)” in Black Power Encyclopedia: From “Black is Beautiful” to Urban Uprisings, ed. Akinyele Umoja et al. (ABC-CLIO, 2018).

“Nathan Wright, Jr.” in Black Power Encyclopedia: From “Black is Beautiful” to Urban Uprisings, ed. Akinyele Umoja et al. (ABC-CLIO, 2018).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Migration & Immigration, Race, Urban History, Women