• Dr. Tara Y. White is a historian of African American, Southern women’s, public, and civil rights history. She has taught undergraduate courses in American history and African American history and graduate courses in U.S. social and public history. She has worked with various museums, historic sites, and history organizations as a public historian since 1994. She has published book reviews and articles in peer-reviewed journals and contributed to edited works and encyclopedia entries.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2023-01-01 New Directions in Political HistoryThe Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.  22:63-95. 2023-01-01
    2023-01-01 Old Battles Are New Again: Revisiting the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail.Parks Stewardship Forum.  39:474-485. 2023-01-01
    2021-05-01 History as Uplift: African American Clubwomen and Applied HistoryThe Public Historian.  43:11-19. 2021-05-01


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    2016-01-01 Student Protest and the Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee. -- Tennessee Histories.  Hayden-McNeil, LLC. 213-232. 2016-01-01


    Research Overview

  • Women in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era South, African American women's history, history of Black women's organizations, history of historic preservation and public history, history of the civil rights movement in Alabama and the South
  • Teaching Overview

  • United States history, history of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Southern history since 1865, African American history, women's history, history of the civil rights movement, history of historic preservation, history of public history, museum studies, management and care of historical collections, museum exhibition, museum interpretation, museum education, museum administration
  • Full Name

  • Tara White