Teaches courses in United States history and African American intellectual and cultural studies, with an emphasis on the American South. In addition to the United States history survey class (1877-present) and the Introduction to African American Studies, Professor Donaldson teaches courses on African American intellectuals, African American Biography, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights struggle in South Carolina, and research methods in African American Studies. Currently, Professor Donaldson serves on the Board of Trustees of Wesleyan University and holds as a 2005-2006 fellowship at the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University.
Presently, I am completing a monograph tentatively entitled “New Negroes in the New South: Race, Power, and Ideology in Georgia, 1890-1925.” The project critiques the varied and often competing rhetorical, ideological, and political strategies black intellectuals in Georgia employed as they battled white supremacy and negotiated African Americans’ precarious “place”in
both the South and the nation. I am also preparing a biography of William
Jefferson White, a political activist, Baptist minister and journalist,
who founded Morehouse College in 1867.
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