Faculty and Staff


Kenneth M. Hamilton

Associate Professor and Director of Ethnic Studies
African American History
19th-century US History

Clements Hall Room 315, Dallas Hall Room 52
214-768-3598 or 214-768-2889

Educational Background

Ph.D. Washington University, 1978
M.A. Kansas State University, 1972
B.A. Northwestern Okla. State University, 1968
A.A. Cowley County, Kansas, Community College, 1966

Awards and Service

Assistant Dean for Faculty Recruitment, 1999-2002
Langston Hughes Distinguished Visiting Professorship, University of Kansas, 1999
Chair, Nominations Committee, Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, 1999
Journal of Negro History Editorial Board, 1997
Kansas History Editorial Board, 1997-present
Program Chair, Annual Conference, Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, 1996
Evaluation of applications for 1996-97
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships, 1995

Books and Essays

  • Booker T. Washington in American Memory, University of Illinois Press, 2017 
  • Black Towns and Profit: Promotion and Development in the Trans-Appalachian West, 1877-1917, University of Illinois Press, 1991 
  • "White Wealth and Black Repression: Blacks in Harrison County, Texas, 1865-1868," The Journal of Negro History, 1999 
  • “African Americans After Reconstruction and During the Booker T. Washington Era” in The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship, Library of Congress exhibit catalog, 1997 
  • Introduction to The Records of The National Negro Business League, University Publications of America, 1995 
  • "The Origin and Early Promotion of Nicodemus" in Nicodemus, Kansas, ed. J. Keith Everett, A.I.A. United States National Park Service, 1985

Work in Progress

Ebony Urbanites on the Central Plains. This is a study of black settlers in Oklahoma City, and Wichita, Kansas during the first twenty years of each city's existence.

Last updated 11/16