Lynda Morgan

Professor of History

North American slave regimes; emancipation and reconstruction; segregation; African American history; the civil rights movement

Lynda Morgan has won numerous fellowships and grants for teaching and scholarship in African American history, including a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. Morgan is the author of the book Emancipation in the Virginia Tobacco Belt, 1850–1870 and several articles on slavery in Virginia. In 2002, Morgan was chosen as one of only 32 scholars to attend a joint Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Council for Independent Colleges conference, "The Slavery Debate: Problems in Slavery Studies Today."

She has a forthcoming article in the fall edition of the Journal of African American History titled "Reparations and History: The Emancipation Generation’s Ethical Legacies for the 21st Century."  Morgan's current projects include Known for My Work:  African American Ethics from Slavery to Freedom, and Journey to the Beloved Community:  Nelson Johnson, the Greensboro Justice Fund, and the Arc of the Moral Universe.

Morgan's dedication to teaching can be seen in the range of courses she has developed, including such introductory courses as American People, 1500–1865, seminars such as Recent American History: The Civil Rights Movement and American History: Age of Emancipation, and senior-level colloquiums on the abolition movement and the history of segregation. Students consistently praise Morgan for her "challenging and fun" nature as well as her "fabulous class discussions" and "interesting lectures."

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