Spring 2013 Office Hours: On leave

Kudos to Dr. Mixon!

Dr. Mixon was one of 25 invited participants (scholars from across the country-musicologists, journalists, political scientists, literary scholars, and historians) in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute at the Du Bois Institute  at Harvard University, “African American Struggles for Freedom and Human Rights 1865-1965.” The NEH Summer Institute was a month-long intensive reading-discussion-research opportunity from June 27 to July 13, 2011.  The Institute fit well with the work Dr. Mixon is doing on his second book on African American militiamen in Georgia, 1865-1905″ and teaching the late nineteenth and twentieth century.  The Institute was sponsored by Dr. Skip Bates, Director of the DuBois Institute and Co-Directed by Dr. Patricia Sullivan-University of South Carolina and Dr. Waldo Martin-University of California.  Presenters included: Civil Rights activist Robert Moses, Esther Cooper Jackson, Martha Prescod, Norman Noonam, and Civil Rights attorney Dr. Robert Carter.  Scholar presenters: Dr. Leon Litwack, Dr. Eric Foner, Dr. Steven Hahn, Dr. Gerald Warly, Dr. Bettye Collier-Thomas, Dr. Peniel Joseph, Dr. Raymond Gavins, Kimberly Phillips, and reporter/music historian Peter Guralnick.

Recent Publications

  • The Atlanta Riot:Race, Class, and Violence in a New South City (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, Spring 2005).
  • “The Making of a Black Political Boss: Henry A. Rucker, 1897-1904,” Georgia Historical Quarterly 89(Winter 2005): 485-504.
  • “The Political Career of Henry A. Rucker: A Survivor in a New South City,” Atlanta History: A Journal of Georgia and the South 45(Summer 2001): 4-26.
  • “‘Good Negro-Bad Negro': The Dynamics of Race and Class in Atlanta During The Era of the 1906 Riot,” Georgia Historical Quarterly 81(Fall 1997): 593-621.
  • “Causes of the Atlanta Riot of 1906,” Black Resistance Movements in the United States and Africa, 1800-1993 edited by Felton Best,(Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 1995), pp. 107-129.

Research Interests

African American Biography–Henry A. Rucker; Racial Violence 1865-1930, Race Relations, Southern History, Black, Southern, and United States Urban History, Progressive era, Black Southern State Militia Companies, 1865-1910.

Courses Taught

  •  HIST 2100 Racial Violence Between Blacks and Whites, 1880-1930
  • HIST 2160 and AFRS 1111 African American History Survey 1400-1860
  • HIST 3280 and AFRS A History of Blacks in Urban America



Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1989.

Current Projects

I am currently working on a book project focused upon Black SouthernState Militias, 1865-1910 with the tentative title: “‘We Called ita Band of Brothers'” and a political biography on Henry A. Rucker,collector of Internal Revenue in Georgia, 1897-1911.

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