Araujo, Ana Lucia

Clark-Lewis, Elizabeth

Foster, Thomas A.

Kerr-Ritchie, Jeffrey

Mabeko-Tali, Jean-Michel

Medford, Edna

Muraya, Petronella

Scott, Daryl

Swan, Quito

Taylor, Nikki

Tolbert, Emory

Toungara, Jeanne

Wright-Lewis, Kay

Retired:

Carrington, Selwyn

DeLeon, David

Dey, Balaram

Reidy, Joseph

In memoriam:

Aziz Batran (1941-2011)



Faculty

Edna Greene Medford

Edna Greene Medford is a Professor and former chair of the Department of History. She also served for several years as director of the Department of History’s graduate and undergraduate programs. Specializing in nineteenth century African-American history, she teaches courses in the Jacksonian Era, Civil War and Reconstruction, and African-American History to 1877. Dr. Medford was educated at Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) in Virginia, the University of Illinois (Urbana), and the University of Maryland (College Park), where she received her Ph.D. in United States history.

Dr. Medford has served as the Director for History of New York’s African Burial Ground Project and edited the volume Historical Perspectives of the African Burial Ground: New York Blacks and the Diaspora (volume 3 of the series, The New York African Burial Ground: Unearthing the African Presence in Colonial New York). She has published numerous articles and book chapters on African Americans, especially during the era of the Civil War.

Her books include Lincoln and Emancipation (2015) as well as co-authored books The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views . She compiled and wrote the introductions to the edited two-volume work The Price of Freedom: Slavery and the Civil War - Volume I , and The Price of Freedom: Slavery and the Civil War - Volume II .

Dr. Medford has served as a faculty mentor to the Ronald McNair Scholars since 1998, and she is the faculty sponsor for the campus chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. She is a former member of the Board of Trustees of National History Day, Inc., a member of the Executive Committee of the Lincoln Forum, and chairperson of the Scholars Advisory Council at President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Armed Services Retirement Home in Washington, DC. She serves on the board of the Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, the Ulysses S. Grant Association, the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College (Galesburg, Illinois), and the Abraham Lincoln Institute.

Dr. Medford is the 2009 special bicentennial recipient of the Order of Lincoln, an award given by the state of Illinois, for her scholarship on the president. She lectures widely to scholarly and community-based groups and has presented to national and international audiences on topics that range from Alexis de Tocqueville’s influence on American politics to community-building among American free blacks in Civil War-era Canada, to African American responses to Abraham Lincoln’s wartime policies. Several of her lectures are featured on C-SPAN.

Currently, Dr. Medford is a Distinguished Lecturer of the Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lectureship Program.

Edna Green Medford
Professor of History
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
E-mail: emedford@howard.edu

 
 
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