Dr. Matthew Delmont is the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of History at Dartmouth College. He is the author of three books: Why Busing Failed: Race, Media, and the National Resistance to School Desegregation (University of California Press, 2016); Making Roots: A Nation Captivated (University of California Press, 2016); and The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950s Philadelphia (University of California Press, 2012). His newest project, Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African American Newspapers, will be published in fall 2019 by Stanford University Press. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, and several academic journals. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Delmont earned his B.A from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from Brown University.
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