• Julius L. Jones, Ph.D. is a historian whose research focuses on twentieth-century United States Cultural, Social, and Urban History, particularly the meanings of aspiration among racial and ethnic minorities. Currently, Dr. Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, where he teaches courses on United States and African American History. He is also an affiliate of the Public History and Africana Studies programs. Previously, Dr. Jones served as a curator at the Chicago History Museum, where he developed exhibition narratives, identified materials to be added to the museum’s collection, conducted object and image research, and spoke to the public on a variety of historical topics. Dr. Jones earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago. He also has an M.A. in History from The University of Chicago and a B.A. in History and African and African American Studies from Duke University.
  • Selected Publications

    Audio-visual Document

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    2020-10-01 11 Objects That Survived the Great Chicago FireWTTW. 2020-10-01
    2020-02-01 Celebrating the Black History of Jackson ParkObama Foundation. 2020-02-01
    2019-11-01 Chicago’s alleys date back to the city’s founding, keep our trash off the sidewalk todayWGN. 2019-11-01
    2019-10-01 Spooky stories of lost graves in Lincoln Park, ghosts in the river are rooted in historyWGN. 2019-10-01
    2019-07-01 100 Years Ago: Chicago’s Deadly Race RiotsWBBM. 2019-07-01
    2019-07-01 Chicago Organizations Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Race RiotsWTTW Chicago Tonight. 2019-07-01


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    2019-12-01 The Assassination of Fred HamptonChicago History Museum Blog. 2019-12-01
    2019-10-01 A Century of Chicago Bears FootballChicago History Museum Blog. 2019-10-01
    2018-08-01 The Whole World Is Watching!Chicago History Museum Blog. 2018-08-01
    2017-11-01 Coming Soon – Chicago ØØ: A Century of ProgressChicago History Museum Blog. 2017-11-01
    2016-07-01 The Red Summer of 1919Chicago History Museum Blog. 2016-07-01


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    2019-07-01 Ready to explode’: How a black teen’s drifting raft triggered a deadly week of riots 100 years ago in ChicagoChicago Tribune. 2019-07-01


    Full Name

  • Julius Langston Jones