Special to The Dallas Examiner
The African American Education Archives and History Program will celebrate its Founders’ Day Monday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. at the African American Museum of Dallas located at 3536 Grand Ave. Noted educator of African American history, Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney, will be the guest presenter at the “Remembering Our Past, Acknowledging Our Present and Embracing Our Future” event.
Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney is the current president of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the nation’s oldest African American historical association and the founders of Black History Month. For the past two years, he also has served as deputy director and chief operations officer for the Dallas African American Museum. Dr. Dulaney is also an associate professor of history emeritus, former interim director of the Center for African American Studies, and the former chair of the department of history at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a graduate of Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History, magna cum laude. Dr. Dulaney earned his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in American and African American history at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
Before retiring in 2016, he taught history for 42 years. In addition to teaching at four universities – Ohio State, St. Olaf College, the College of Charleston, and the University of Texas at Arlington – Dr. Dulaney has taught courses in the Charleston and Dallas-Fort Worth communities in an effort “to take the history to the people.” He also has trained teachers, presented workshops on pedagogy and content, and written curricula for courses in American and African American history for the Charleston, Dallas and Fort Worth school districts.
Believing that “to whom much is given much is required,” Dr. Dulaney has served on numerous boards and community organizations including the boards of Mothers Against Teen Violence, Mothers Against Police Brutality and the Dallas Civil Rights Museum. He has served on the board of the Texas State Historical Association and the editorial board of Legacies: A Journal of Dallas and North Texas History.
Dr. Dulaney has published and edited four books, including: Essays on the American Civil Rights Movement (1993); Black Police in America (1996) and Charleston’s Avery Center: From Education and Civil Rights to Preserving the African American Experience (2006). Some of his most recent publications include Lies Across the Landscape: Removing Confederate Monuments and Memorials in the South and Rethinking Public History. He is completing a history of African Americans in Dallas for Texas A&M University Press.
The AAEAHP was founded in 2002 as a collaborative effort of local educators and the African American Museum. Dr. Alfred L. Roberts, Sr., president of AAEAHP and one of its founding members, says the organization’s emphasis is on preserving history so that society can study the lessons learned through the struggles and triumphs of African American educators, students, and the community. The organization’s efforts are directed toward collecting oral histories, archival materials, the Educators Hall of Fame recognition ceremony, and providing scholarships to graduating seniors. Programs under development are a Children’s Center, a Social Justice component to address current issues and a Digital Interactive Wall/Multi-Media Project.
To learn more about AAEAHP, go to www.aaeahp.org.