Dr. Marilyn Howard

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Associate Professor, Department of Humanities, Columbus State Community College

Dr. Marilyn K. Howard earned a BA in criminal Justice from Ohio Dominican College; an MA in political science from The Ohio State University (Thesis: The Entrance of Black Voters Into the Mississippi Electorate) and her PhD in American history from The Ohio State University (Dissertation: Black Lynching in the Promised Land: Mob Violence in Ohio 1876 - 1916). She was an associate professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences Social Sciences at Columbus State Community College, and is now an associate professor in the Department of Humanities.

Dr. Howard has twice received the Distinguished Teaching Award from Columbus State, and was twice recognized as an outstanding staff member by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). She was also named a top educator by Ohio magazine. Dr. Howard has served as an editor of the Southern Historian, a freelance book critic for the Columbus Dispatch and is currently the book critic for the Columbus Free Press. She has published essays in a number of anthologies, including the Encyclopedia of Racial Violence in America, the Encyclopedia of Jim Crow and the Encyclopedia of the Sixties. She continues to conduct research on the lynching of black men by white mobs in Ohio.

At AwesomeStories Marilyn has written a story that can be used with for middle, high school and college students studying U.S. History, tolerance and civil rights: “The Big Ten - Crucial Events in the Modern Civil Rights Movement.”

What Marilyn Howard says about AwesomeStories:

I have on a number of occasions adapted material at AwesomeStories for my college students. We especially enjoy the videos. I am also a heavy user of the primary source documents. Material at Awesome Stories is so well done, that I sometimes find myself just looking for pleasure and lifelong learning.

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