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Sundiata Djata

Professor

Fields of Study: African, African American, Atlantic World, Gender, Sexuality and Women, Latin American/Caribbean, Race and Ethnicity, and Social Movements history

E-mail: sdjata@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-6817
Office: Zulauf 602

Education:  Ph.D., University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana

Major/Recent Publications:

  • Blacks at the Net: Blacks Achievements in the History of Tennis, Volume two. Syracuse University Press, 2008.
  • Blacks at the Net: Blacks Achievements in the History of Tennis, Volume one. Syracuse University Press, 2006.
  • The Bamana Empire by the Niger: Kingdom, Jihad and Colonization, 1712-1920.  Markus Wiener Publishers, 1996.
  • "African Americans in Sports: The Other Champions," in Robert L. Harris Jr. and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, eds. The Columbia Guide to African American History since 1939.  Columbia University, 2006.
  • Viva a Liberdade: The Brazilian Naval Revolt of 1910," Journal of Caribbean Studies, 11 (Winter/Spring 1996), 39-56.
  • "Madison Avenue Ignores the Black Consumer," Business and Society Review, 62 (Winter 1987), 9-13.

Courses Taught:

  • HIST 270 African-American History to 1865
  • HIST 271 African-American History Since 1865
  • HIST 348 African-American History to 1600
  • HIST 349 African History Since 1600
  • HIST 353 Women in African History
  • HIST 363 U. S. Sport History
  • HIST 375 Modern Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1974
  • HIST 390 Film & History
  • IDSP 219 Introduction to African Studies

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