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Dr. Nakia Parker - Visiting History Scholar Series April 28-29

LCC’s Visiting History Scholar Series welcomes guest historian and MSU assistant professor, Dr. Nakia Parker.

Dr. Parker is a historian of nineteenth-century U.S. slavery, African American, and American Indian history. Her work has been published in numerous academic journals and her research is featured on several public history websites, including The History Channel (full biography below).

Over the course of two days, Dr. Parker will present and discuss on the topics of her career, research and professional works at the LCC Downtown Campus and via WebEx. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

April 28 Keynote

6 p.m. | LCC Administration Building Boardroom

’Removed to Parts Unknown': Enslaved People and Forced Migration to Nineteenth-Century Indian Territory 

April 29 Discussion

12 p.m. | Grand River Room (GB 1130)

Career/research trajectory starting a second career, going from a community college to a Ph.D. program

 

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Dr. Nakia Parker, Biography

Nakia Parker is an Assistant Professor in the History Department at Michigan State University. Dr. Parker is a historian of nineteenth-century U.S. slavery, African American, and American Indian history. She is currently working on her book manuscript, Trails of Tears and Freedom: Black Life in Indian Slave Country, 1830-1866 which examines the lives of enslaved and self-liberated individuals of African and Afro-Native descent in Choctaw and Chickasaw communities in nineteenth-century Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma). Dr. Parker’s research has received funding and awards from several institutions, including the Association of American University Women (AAUW), the Organization of American Historians (OAH), and the Western History Association. Her work has been published in The Journal of African American History, the East Texas Historical Journal, and in the New York Times best-seller, 400 Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019. Her research has also been featured on several public history websites, including The History Channel, the podcast Teaching Hard History, and The University of Texas at Austin’s 15 Minute History. 

 

The Visiting History Scholar Series is presented by the LCC History Program. Learn more about the series and all History Program events at lcc.edu/historymatters.

 

 

Dr. Nakia Parker

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