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David Walton - Western Carolina University. Cullowhee, NC, US

David Walton David Walton

Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Global Black Studies Program | Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC, UNITED STATES

David Walton's current research projects focus on the Black Power Movement of Detroit and Detroit's underground economy of the 1980s-1990s.

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Biography

A native of Romulus, Michigan, David M. Walton earned a dual PhD in History and African American & African Studies from Michigan State University in the summer of 2017. He also earned a MA in World History and a Graduate Certificate in African American Studies from Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Walton is an active member of the National Council of Black Studies, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

David Walton's current research projects focus on the Black Power Movement of Detroit and Detroit's underground economy of the 1980s-1990s.

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Areas of Expertise (5)

African Studies

Black Radical THought

History of Hip-Hop

Black Power Movement

African American Studies

Accomplishments (2)

William L. Crump History Award (professional)

2015 Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Irene Steindler Endowment in History Award (professional)

2014 MSU History Department

Education (4)

Eastern Michigan University: M.A., History 2008

Michigan State University: Ph.D., African American & African Studies; History 2017

Eastern Michigan University: Graduate Certificate, African American Studies 2008

Eastern Michigan University: B.S., African American Studies 2005

Affiliations (3)

  • National Council of Black Studies
  • Association for the Study of African American Life and History
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Languages (1)

  • English

Media Appearances (3)

David Walton selected to lead WCU’s new African American Studies minor program

WCU Stories  online

2020-05-14

David Walton, an assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, has been named the director of WCU’s African American Studies minor. Walton will begin his new role, which includes being an assistant professor in the Department of History, Aug. 1.

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Black faculty, staff organization forms at WCU

WCU Stories  online

2021-03-18

Other officers are Darrius Stanley, parliamentarian; David Walton, secretary/historian; Tacquice Wiggan Davis, treasurer. The effort came about from an idea by Ricardo Nazario-Colón, chief diversity officer, who also did the initial organizing of the group, along with Davis, associate director of Intercultural Affairs.

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Black Achievements at Western Carolina University

The Western Carolinian  online

2021-02-12

Many African American students and faculty continued to pave the way for black achievement at WCU after Levern Hamlin Allen, including Henry Logan and Dr. David Walton.

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Event Appearances (5)

Youth, Black Consciousness, and Resistance in Apartheid South Africa

African Studies Association 59th Annual National Conference  Washington, DC

2016-12-08

The Heroic Black Student: Black Student Activism in the U.S.A. and South Africa

National Council of Black Studies 40th Annual National Conference  Charlotte, NC

2017-03-08

The End of a Moral Crusade: The Role of Massacre and Rebellion in the Birth of the Detroit Black Power and the Soweto Black Consciousness Movements

Association for the Study of African American Life and History 101st Annual Conference  Richmond, VA

2016-10-05

Black Consciousness in Exile: The Experiences of Black Consciousness Exiles throughout the Diaspora during the Black Consciousness Era

Association for the Study of African American Life and History 100th Annual Conference  Atlanta, GA

2015-09-23

The Heroic Black Student: Africa, identity and students in post-rebellion Detroit

National Council of Black Studies 40th Annual National Conference  Charlotte, NC

2016-03-16

Research Grants (2)

Future Faculty Fellowship

King Chavez Parks $35,000

2016-2017

Ruth Simms Hamilton Graduate Merit Fellowship for Diaspora Studies

TIAA-CREF $34,000

2015-2016

Articles (1)

In Search of Power: African Americans in the Era of Decolonization, 1956–1974 by Brenda Gayle Plummer (review)

Journal for the Study of Radicalism

2017 African American internationalism and global black history are emerging new fields that can help scholars better understand the intersections of modern pan-Africanism, civil rights, decolonization, and “Black Power” in a global context.

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