Worth Kamili Hayes, Ph.D.



Assistant Professor, History
College of Arts and Sciences
E-mail: whayes@mytu.tuskegee.edu
Office Phone:
Office Location: John. A. Kenney Hall, Rm. 44-312

Research Fields:
  • African-American Educational History
  • Black Private Education (k-12)
  • Civil Rights and Black Power Movements
  • Black Nationalism
  • Urban History
Biographical Sketch:

Worth Kamili Hayes received his Ph.D. from Emory University in 2010. His research has uncovered the understudied, yet critical role of Black private schools in post-World War American educational history. His current project examines community activism among a “community of activists” in Black Power era Chicago.

Representative Publications:
  1. Hayes, Worth K. “The Rise and Fall of a Black Private School: Holy Name of Mary and the Golden Age of Black Private Education in Chicago, 1940-1990.” in Using Past as Prologue: Contemporary Perspectives on African American Educational History, edited by Chris Span, Dionne Danns, and Michelle Purdy (forthcoming from Information Age Publishing, 2014).
  2. Hayes, Worth K. “The Very Meaning of Our Lives: Howalton Day School and Black Chicago’s Dual Educational Agenda.” American Educational History Journal 37 (2010).