Rowan Experts for Black History Month

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If you're planning stories for Black History Month, the following Rowan
professors may be good resources for you on the topics outlined.

Gary Hunter

If you're planning stories for Black History Month, the following Rowan
professors may be good resources for you on the topics outlined.

Gary Hunter
History Department
Hunter specializes in African-American history, New Jersey history and
African history and has written a book on the African-American
community in South Jersey. He has written for numerous publications,
including New Jersey Historical Magazine; African Leaders;
African-American Business Index; The Encyclopedia, Great Leaders of the
World and African-American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach. He is
a title chief in Nigeria, where has researched the development of
Pentecostalism.

Hunter earned a B.A. in history from Lincoln University, an M.A. in history
from Atlanta University, an M.A. in history from the University of Michigan
and a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Michigan.

Denis Mercier
Communication Studies Department
He is an expert in African-American media imagery, from 1876 (when
there were a lot of manifestations of negative media imagery after the
Reconstruction) to present on the topics of material and popular culture.
Mercier says that there are surprising recurrences of old-time negative
stereotypical imagery in contemporary television, film and books and that
there is still much racism in our culture.

Mercier holds a B.A. in sociology from Marian College in Indianapolis, an
M.A. in English from Niagara University and a Ph.D. in folk lore/folk life/pop
culture from the University of Pennsylvania.

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