• Hettie Williams

     Willliams

    Lecturer, African American History

    Ph.D. Candidate, History and Culture, Drew University

    M.A., History, Monmouth University

    Office: Howard Hall 330

    E-mail: hwilliam@monmouth.edu

    Web Site: hettie.williams.googlepages.com/home

    Telephone: 732-263-5703


    Hettie Williams’ research and teaching interests include: recent American history; the 1960s; the history of African Americans; race; identity; studies in the African Diaspora; and gender. She has taught survey courses in U.S. history, world history, western civilization, and upper division courses on the history of African Americans. She has published various entries and essays for several volumes and a text on the American civil rights movement titled We Shall Overcome to We Shall Overrun: The Collapse of the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Revolt (1962-1968). Currently, she teaches as a lecturer of African American history in the Department of History and Anthropology at Monmouth University. She has recently completed an edited volume titled Color Struck: Essays on Race and Ethnicity in Global Perspective and is currently working on an edited volume with the renown race scholar G. Reginald Daniel.


    Current Research:

    Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union

    University Press of Mississippi (forthcoming, 2014)

    Edited with G. Reginald Daniel

     

    Converging Identities: Blackness in the Modern African Diaspora

    Carolina Academic Press, 2013

    Edited with Julius Adekunle

    A title in the African World Series edited by Toyin Falola

     


    Courses Taught:

    The History of African Americans
    U.S. History I and II
    American Popular Culture in the 1960s
    Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance
    The Civil Rights Movement
    Readings in African American Intellectual History
    African Diaspora in the Americas
    Western Civilization in World Perspective I and II
    Urban Legends
    Introduction to Gender Studies
    Spike Lee & the Black Aesthetic

    Books

    Williams, Hettie V. We Shall Overcome to We Shall Overrun: the Black Power Revolt And the Collapse of the Civil Rights Movement,1962-1968. Lanham; MD: University Press of America, 2008.

    Williams, Hettie V., and Julius O. Adekunle (eds). Color Struck: Essays on Race and Ethnicity in Global Perspective. Lanham; MD: University Press of America, 2010.


    Selected Publications

    Essays

    Williams, Hettie V. “Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE).” In Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World, edited by Mary Zeiss, and Carol K. Oyster. Thousand Oaks; CA: SAGE Publications, 2010

    Williams, Hettie V. “Voodoo.” In Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World, edited by Mary Zeiss, and Carol K. Oyster. Thousand Oaks; CA: SAGE Publications, 2010.

    Williams, Hettie V., and G. Reginald Daniel. “Barack Obama and Multiraciality.” In the Encyclopedia of African American History, edited by Joe Trotter. New York: Facts on File, 2010.

    Williams, Hettie V. “Black No More: Race and Race Science in Contemporary America.” In Color Struck: Essays on Race and Ethnicity in Global Perspective. edited by Hettie V. Williams and Julius O. Adekunle, Lanham; MD: University Press of America, 2009.

    William, Hettie V. “Kwame Nkrumah.” In Encyclopedia of African American History, edited by Leslie Alexander and Walter Rucker. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2009.

    Williams, Hettie V. “Olaudah Equiano.” In Encyclopedia of African American History, edited by Leslie Alexander and Walter Rucker. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2009.

    Williams, Hettie V. “Martin Delany.” In Encyclopedia of African American History, edited by Leslie Alexander and Walter Rucker. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2009.

    Williams, Hettie V. “Queen Nzinga.” In Encyclopedia of African American History, edited by Leslie Alexander and Walter Rucker. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2009.

    Williams, Hettie V. “Sojourner Truth.” In Encyclopedia of African American History, edited by Leslie Alexander and Walter Rucker. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2009.

    Williams, Hettie V. “Hip Hop Music and Culture.” In American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, Religious and Artistic Movements, edited by Gina Misiroglu. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2008.

    Entries

    Williams, Hettie V. “Halle Berry.” In Movies in American History: An Encyclopedia, edited by Philip C. DiMare. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2010.

    Williams, Hettie V. “Hattie McDaniel.” In Movies in American History: An Encyclopedia, edited by Philip C. DiMare. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2010.

    Williams, Hettie V. “Lean on Me.” In Movies in American History: An Encyclopedia, edited by Philip C. DiMare. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2010.

    Williams, Hettie V. “Oscar Micheaux.” In Movies and American Culture, edited by Philip C. DiMare. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2010.

    Williams, Hettie V. “Black Arts Movement.” In The Encyclopedia of American Reform Movements, edited by John R. McKivigan, and Heather L. Kaufman. New York: Facts on File, 2010.

    Williams, Hette V. “Venus and Serena Williams.” In Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World, edited by Mary Zeiss, and Carol K. Oyster. Thousand Oaks; CA: SAGE Publications, 2010.

     Williams, Hettie V. “Bloody Sunday.” In Encyclopedia of African American History, edited by Leslie Alexander and Walter Rucker. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2009.

    Williams, Hettie V. “Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.” In Encyclopedia of African American History, edited by Leslie Alexander and Walter Rucker. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2009.

    Williams, Hettie V. “Destination, Sierra Leone.” In Encyclopedia of African American History, edited by Leslie Alexander and Walter Rucker. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2009.

    Williams, Hettie V. “Griot.” In Encyclopedia of African American History, edited by Leslie Alexander and Walter Rucker. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2009.

    Williams, Hettie V. “Afro-Centrism.” In American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, Religious and Artistic Movements, edited by Gina Misiroglu. New York: M.E. Sharpe, New York, 2008.

    Williams, Hettie V. “Black Arts Movement.” In American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, Religious and Artistic Movements, edited by Gina Misiroglu. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2008.

    Williams, Hettie V. “Josephine Baker.” In American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, Religious and Artistic Movements, edited by Gina Misiroglu. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2008.

    Williams, Hettie V. “Back to Africa Movement.” In Encyclopedia of The Gilded Age and Progressive Era, edited by Joseph Buenker and John Buenker. New York: M.E. Sharpe Inc., 2005.

    Williams, Hettie V. “Bishop Henry McNeal Turner.” In Encyclopedia Of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, edited by Joseph Buenker and John Buenker. New York: M.E. Sharpe Inc., 2005.

    Conference Presentations

    International

    Invited Paper, “There is Confusion: Black Identity formation in the African Diaspora,” Identity and Its Discontents Conference, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia, 26-28 November, 2008 (declined).

    Invited Paper, “Pandora’s Box: Race, Mixed Race, Whiteness and the Interplay of Cultures in American Civilization,” The International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations 48th World Conference, Saint John University, New Brunswick, Canada, 26-28 June, 2008.

    Invited Paper, “Black is My Country: Black Power Ideologies in Global Perspective,” Queen’s University Conference, New World Coming: The Sixties and the Shaping of Global Consciousness, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 13-16 June, 2007.

    Invited Paper, “Shadow Dancer: African American Identity and the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement,” Rothermere American Institute-Conference on U.S. Identity, Oxford University, Oxford, England, 9-11 November, 2006.

    National and Local

    Paper, “Black is My Country: The Pivotal Year 1968 and the Global Dimensions of Black Power,” Mid-Atlantic World History Association 2009 Conference: Time and How it Frames Our World,” Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, 17 October, 2009.

    Invited Panelist, “1968: The Turning Point in the Vietnam Era, Looking Back 40 Years Later,” Vietnam Era Educational Center, Robert B. Meyer Reception Center, Holmdel, New Jersey, 16 October, 2009.

    Invited Panelist, “Let’s Talk About Race,” Frank Talk Art Bistro & Books, Red Bank, New Jersey, 25 September, 2009.

    Guest Lecture, “We Shall Overcome to, We Shall Overrun: Black Identity and the African American Freedom Struggle,” African American History Class, Professor Michael Nash, Essex County Community College, Newark, New Jersey, 9 June, 2009.

    Invited Paper, “The Times, They are a Changin’: American Racial Identities in the Age of Globalization,” International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations 39th International Conference-Civilizations in a Time of Change and Crisis, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan 3-6 June, 2009.

    Guest Speaker, “Paint It Black: The Politics of Culture in the Black Arts Movement,” Spring Colloquium, Graduate Program in Liberal Arts (MALA), Monmouth University, 24 April, 2009.

    Keynote Speaker, “Education, Community, and Struggle,” National Council of Negro Women, Monmouth University Chapter, Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, 10, December, 2008.

    Keynote Speaker, “Education is the Great Equalizer,” Monmouth County Business and Professional Women’s Council-58th Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon, Holiday Inn Hotel, Tinton Falls, New Jersey, 25, October, 2008.

    Invited Paper, “Black is the Color of Discrimination: African Americans and the New Racial Genetics,” National Association of African American Studies (NAAAS), Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 9-14, 2009.

    Invited Paper, “The Divided Self: Double Consciousness in the History of the African Diaspora,” The Thirtieth Mid-America Conference on History, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, 25-27 September, 2008.

    Public Lecture, “The Subaltern Speaks: Race, Religion, Gender and the Presidential Election of 2008” St. Thomas A.M.E. Church, Historic African American Church and Fellowship Hall, Toms River, New Jersey, 23, August 2008.

    Film Discussion and Q & A, Quilombo Country, Latin American Realities Program, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey, 10, February, 2008.

    Invited Paper, “The Black Bohemians: A Queer History of the Harlem Renaissance,” 15th Annual Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference, American Studies Department, American University, Washington, D.C., 15-17, February, 2008.

    Invited Paper, “Paint it Black: The Politics of Literature and Culture in the Black Arts Movement,” Literature and Politics Session, Annual National Conference of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, San Francisco Marriot, San Francisco, California, 19-23, March, 2008.

    Panel Chair, “Expressions of a Different Understanding,” Literature and Politics Session, Annual National Conference of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, San Francisco Marriot, San Francisco, California, 19-23.March, 2008.

    Invited Paper, “The Divided Self: Black Identity Formation in the African Diaspora,” The Loving Decision Conference 2007: The Next 40 Years of Multiracial Communities, sponsored by the Association of Multi-Ethnic Americans, Roosevelt University-Mansfield Institute for Social Justice, Chicago, Illinois, 21-24, June, 2007.

    Invited Speaker, “The Black Church, Education, and the Organizing Tradition in African American History,” Freehold Church of God-Black History Month Celebration, Freehold, New Jersey, 24, February, 2007.

    Invited Speaker and Film Introduction, “The Civil Rights Movement-Joe McNeil and February One,” Diversity Programming, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey, Fall 2006.

    Presentation, “Teaching the American Civil Rights Movement,” Workshop for History-Education Majors, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey, Fall 2006.

    Guest Lecture, “W.E.B. Du Bois and The Souls of Black Folk,” Graduate Seminar on Readings in African American Intellectual History, Monmouth University, Department of History and Anthropology, Summer 2003.

    Public Lecture, “The Collapse of the Civil Rights Movement (1962-1968),” St. Thomas A.M.E Church, Historic African American Church and Fellowship Hall, Toms River New Jersey, Summer 2002.