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Dr. John Tilghman is an Associate Professor of History in the Department of History and Political Science at Tuskegee University .  He received his Bachelor's Degree from Coppin State University in 2005; Master of Arts in History from Howard University and his Ph. D. from Howard University in 2012.  Dr. Tilghman teaches classes Global history, Black Experience in the Americas, U. S. History, Black Power Movement, Historiography and American Military History.  his research interest includes African American History, Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, African Disapora and Urban and Rural History.


Jim Crow From The Harbor: The Black Freedom Struggle and Downtown Baltimore, University of Mississippi Press, part of the Margaret Alexander Walker Series of Afro-American Studies. (Pending for publication)

Articles and Book Chapters

“Feeders To Capital: Dependency and Walter Rodney’s Black Power in Neocolonial Jamaica,”  Journal of Labor and Society, Published for March 2020.

“‘How Dependency Underdeveloped Jamaica:’ A Historical Lesson from Walter Rodney and Black Power,” 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) edited volume released for March 2020.

Debating the Long Civil Rights Movement: Exploring Multiracial Alliances and Disputes.”

Journal of Urban History, 40, no.6 (November 2014): 1168-73.

“ ‘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.