Bio

Delmont author photo by Eli Burakian webDr. 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. He is currently working on a book titled Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad (under contract with Viking Books, publication anticipated in 2022). His work has also appeared in The New York TimesThe Atlantic, the Washington Post, and several academic journals. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Delmont earned his B.A from Harvard University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Brown University.

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For interviews and speaking inquires, please e-mail: matthew.f.delmont@dartmouth.edu