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Florida Atlantic University
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education history, African American history, black history, U.S. South, civil rights, civil rights movement, South Carolina, teachers, educators, public history, digital history, digital humanities
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About Me

Candace Cunningham is an Assistant Professor of History at Florida Atlantic University where she teaches classes in American history, African American history, and public history. She previously worked at Stetson University as the Brown Fellow in Public History. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. Her research is on the 20th century African American experience with a special emphasis on civil rights, education, gender, and the South. She recently published an article in the History of Education and is working on a manuscript about African American teachers who were in the long civil rights movement.

Recent Publications

Cunningham, C. (2021). “Hell Is Popping Here in South Carolina”: Orangeburg County Black Teachers and Their Community in the Immediate Post-Brown Era. History of Education Quarterly, 61(1), 35-62. doi:10.1017/heq.2020.66

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Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Public History, Women