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Dr. John Tilghman is currently an associate professor and Interim Department Chair in History and Political Science. He has worked at Tuskegee University since 2014. He has taught various history courses in his department. He served as the co-chair committee member of the History Research Symposium and  co-project director of a grant from the National Endowment for Humanities, titled "Making of An Institution: Tuskegee University Virtual Campus Tour. From 2019 to 2022, Dr. Tilghman has served on the Faculty Senate, as a senator, Instruction Committee Chairperson, and the Faculty Senate Chair.

Dr. Tilghman was born in Baltimore, Maryland.  He earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in U.S. History from Coppin State University in 2005.  He also earned a Master's of Arts Degree in 2008, and a Ph.D. from Howard University in U.S. History in 2012. Dr. Tilghman has published articles in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Urban History and the Journal of Labor and Society, and book chapters.  His research concentrates on Baltimore's urban history, historian and Black Power theoretician Walter Rodney, and social movements in the African Diaspora. He is currently completing his manuscript titled, Jim Crow From the Harbor: Downtown Baltimore and the Black Freedom Struggle, and is under review for Temple University Press.



Jim Crow From The Harbor: The Black Freedom Struggle and Downtown Baltimore (Under Review at Temple University Press). 

“Trump’s Opportunity Zones and Urban Neoliberalism in Southeast Baltimore,” in Donald J. Trump: Notable or Notorious. (Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2021), pp.249-275.

“Walter Rodney: Historian and Voice for the Working Class,” in African Revolutionary Voices and Visions: From Pre-Colony to Post-Independence and Beyond, William Ndi Ed. (Oxford, UK: Langaa RPCIG- and Publish CIG/Oxford African Book Collective, 2021): 235-244.

"Walter Rodney:Anti-Imperialist Theoretician and Public Intellectual," Journal of Labor and Society, 23(2), (June 2020), 245-256.

“ ‘Hiding Slavery in a ‘Border City’:  Civil War Memory of Baltimore’s Pratt Street,”
       Africalogical Perspectives: Historical and Contemporary Analysis of Race and Africana Studies 8/9, no.1(November/December 2013):119-35.  

“Debating the Long Civil Rights Movement: Exploring Multiracial Alliances and Disputes.” Journal of Urban History, 40, no.6 (November 2014): 1168-73.