Department of History

Johnathan J. White

  • Graduate Student

I received my B.A. in Political Science from Clark Atlanta University before entering the University of Pittsburgh. I earned my M.A. in American History with an emphasis in African-American History and Black Literature. My Masters Thesis examined the evolution of black nationalist thought from 1936 to 1968. 

I am currently a Lecturer in History at Penn State Greater Allegheny where I have taught for 10 years. Finally, I am completing my dissertation which looks at the historical transition from legalized segregation to integration and the impact on black cultural life and collective memory. 


Modern African-American History
Idioms of Black Nationalist thought
Jazz and Hip-Hop as survivalist tools