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Department of History and Philosophy
College of Liberal Arts


 

The Department of History and Philosophy welcomes you to its home page. Here we introduce our talented and student-friendly faculty, our undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and our organizations, clubs, events, activities, and projects.

Dr. Robert Luckett

Professor, Department of History
Director, Margaret Walker Center
Email: robert.luckett@jsums.edu
Phone: 601.979.3935
Location: Ayer Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Degrees:
Ph.D. University of Georgia, History, 2009
B.A. Yale University, Political Science, 1999

Robby Luckett received his BA in political science from Yale University and his PhD in history from the University of Georgia. A native Mississippian, he returned home, where he is a tenured Professor of History and Director of the Margaret Walker Center and COFO Center at Jackson State University. His books include a collection of essays, Redefining Liberal Arts Education in the 21 st Century (2021), and a monograph, Joe T. Patterson and the White South’s Dilemma: Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement (2015).

Robby is an Advisory Board member for the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York City, the Mississippi Book Festival, and the South Central Region of the Anti-Defamation League, and he serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Girls Scouts of Greater Mississippi. For his work in racial equity, he was named a Kellogg Foundation Fellow. Robby has three children: Silas, Hazel, and Flip.

Research Interests:
Modern Civil Rights Movement, African American History, American History, Public History

Courses Taught:
History 302, Local History: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi
History/Political Science 309, Modern Civil Rights Movement History
History 360, African-American History to 1877
History 361, African-American History since 1877
History 382, History of the Modern South
History 450, Black Political and Social History
History 507, Graduate Seminar: Archives and Records Management
History 522, Graduate Seminar: African-American History to 1877
History 523, Graduate Seminar: African-American History since 1877
History 530, Graduate Seminar: History of the Modern South
History 530 Online, Graduate Seminar: History of the Modern South
History 545, Graduate Seminar: Historiography and Historical Criticism
History 545 Online, Graduate Seminar: Historiography and Historical Criticism
History 546, Historical Research for MA Thesis Track
History 546 Online, Historical Research for MA Thesis Track
History 547, Historical Research for MA Project Track
History 547 Online, Historical Research for MA Project Track
History 550, Graduate Seminar: Oral History
History 552, Graduate Seminar: Problems in American History

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For more information, please contact us at (601) 979-2191.  We look forward to meeting with you and seeing how our program can help you achieve your goals.

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY

Location

3rd floor suite, Dollye M. E. Robinson Building
P.O. Box 17700
Jackson MS 39217

Contact

(601) 979-2191

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