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William H. Adams

PhD Student
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2012 Wescoe Hall


William is a native of Chicago (IL) and resides in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood when he is not in Lawrence. Prior to being enrolled in the University of Kansas’ American Studies program, William worked at Chicago State University Archives and Special Collections for almost four years as a historian and researcher. In this role, he trained staff on digitizing special collections and university documents; and assisted in creating exhibits. Moreover, William has had the opportunity to assist students and researchers, who are studying and exploring African American experiences. He is also an active member of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), which he served as the Chicago’s Branch Secretary (2010– 2012) and Vice President (2012 – 2014). 

William’s primary research interest include: Modern U.S., African American experiences, race, gender, social movements, and urban history. Among the historical topics he finds to be profound is African American women’s activism and resistance in Chicago against the Cook County Democratic Machine during the twentieth century (1964 – 1997).

William earned degrees: BA in History and African American Studies (double-major); and a M.A. in History (Written and oral exam topics: Africa and the Cold War/ U.S. Labor Movements 1900-1960) from Chicago State University.


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