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  David Henry Anthony III

David Henry Anthony III

Professor Emeritus

831-459-4028 (office)

831-459-1925 (Fax)


Humanities Division

History Department

Professor Emeritus


Critical Race and Ethnic Studies


Africa and African Studies
African American / Black Studies
African Diaspora
Africana Studies
Subsaharan Africa

Humanities Building 1
532 Humanities 1


Spring 2022: 9-11 Wednesday morning and by appointment (on Zoom); email in advance to schedule an appointment

Humanities Academic Services

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

African Social and Cultural History With Special Reference to Eastern and Southern Africa
African American Social and Cultural History
African Cinema
African Religion
Islam in Africa
African American and Diasporic Spirituality
African and Diasporic Literature
African Music
African American Music
African American Improvisational Music and "Jazz" tradition
Christianity in Africa

African and African-American history, art, music, literature and cinema; eastern and southern Africa; African Languages; Indian Ocean wold; African and African American linkages; Islamic civilization; African diaspora studies; world history

Fellow, Residential Research Grant (RRG) Civil Wars, UCHRI (University of California Humanities Research Institute, UCI, Fall 2019

2016 UCSC Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity

2014 Excellence in Teaching Award, UC Santa Cruz Senate Committee on Teaching

2006 Nominee and Honorable Mention: UC Santa Cruz Committee on Teaching.

1994    Fellow, W. E. B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University

1990 - 1991 President's Humanities Research Fellowship: UC Office of the President [?].

Jun 1990 Josie King Community Service Award: Presented by Class of 1990, University of California, Santa Cruz, African Awards and Recognition Ceremony.

Jun 1987-Jul 1988  Fulbright Award: Fulbright Lecturer, History Department, National University of Lesotho, Kingdom of Lesotho, Southern Africa.

Jun 1976-Jul 1977  Research Fellow: Fulbright-Hays Research Foundation, Department of State, Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Tanzania, East Africa. March 28, 2018  June 15, 2014

"A Luta Continua: African Liberation Posters from the collection of David H. Anthony," McHenry Library, UCSC, Summer 2002.

Guest artist (tenor saxophone), Karlton Hester 2021 MLK Virtual March for the Dream -- Justice, Reconciliation & Reparations

Streamed live on Jan 18, 2021  NAACP Santa Cruz County Branch Question Bridge Blueprint Roundtable Highlights- UC Santa Cruz April 3, 2019

QuestionBridge Black Males April 3, 2019 Question Bridge: Black Males Blueprint Roundtable Discussion 6:30 p.m. reception7:00-8:30 p.m. discussion Oakes Learning Center at Oakes College at UCSC

  • “Introduction,” 2020 Hindsight:  Looking Back on a Tumultuous Year in Santa Cruz County. Shmuel Thaler, ed. Wallace Baine and   co-eds.   (Santa Cruz: Community Printers, 2021)
  • Anthology: Viz. INTER-ARTS Interventions: A trans-genre anthology, Roxanne Powers, Ed. In Conversation with M. NourbeSe Philip At the University of California, Santa Cruz Graduate/Faculty Seminar, Sponsored by the UC Presential Chair in Feminist Critical Race & Ethnic Studies, Moderators: David Anthony & Vilashini Cooppan, Forum year: November 2012, Publication year: 2016
  • "Freedom: Life After Slavery," prepared for Teacher Created Materials [With Stephanie Kuligowski] Huntington Beach, CA: 2012
  • "Langston Hughes: Harlem Renaissance Writer," prepared for Teacher Created Materials [With Stephanie Kuligowski] Huntington Beach, CA: 2012
  • "Oswin Boys Bull and the Emergence of Southern African 'Nonwhite' YMCA Work," Journal of Anglican Studies, 2011
  • Max Yergan: Race Man, Internationalist, Cold Warrior New York, New York University Press, 2006
  • "Unwritten History: African Work in the YMCA of South Africa," History in Africa: A Journal of Method 32 (2005), 435-444
  • "African Film Festivals in Focus," Documentary Box 24: Quarterly Journal of the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Tokyo (March 10, 2005)
  • "Max Yergan Encounters South Africa: Theological Perspectives on Race," Journal of Religion in Africa 34:3 (2004): 235-65
  • "Crossing The Water: African-American Historical Linkages with South Africa." Co-editor with Robert R. Edgar and Robert T. Vinson (Ohio Press, forthcoming)
  • "'The Men of Me': Max Yergan and the 'Bantu Section'of the South African YMCA Association," in Black Modernity: Discourses Between the United States and South Africa, Ntongela Masilela, ed. (in press: Africa World Press, Trenton, 2004).
  • "Islam in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania." Studies in Contemporary Islam. Volume 4, Number 2 (Fall 2002)
  • African Lliberation Poster Art. Curator. June-Sept 2002:
  • UCSC Library, California Learning Resource Network, UCSC Currents
  • "Max Yergan in South Africa: A Transatlantic Interaction." Imagining Home: Class, Culture and Nationalism in African Diaspora, R. Kelley and S. Lemelle, eds. London and New York: Verso, 1994.
  • "South African People's History." History from South Africa: Alternative Visions and Practices, J. Brown et al., eds., 277-86. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991.

  • Enduring Questions about Diamonds, December 11th, 2006. Interview with "To The Point" on KCRW.
  • Talk of the Bay radio interview on KUSP 88.9, March 27th, 2006. Discussion behind the mystery of Max Yergan, black activist turned apartheid supporter.
  • Africa Today interview, KPFA 94.1 FM, Berkeley, January 3, 2011.
  • "Remembering John Hope Franklin," 7th Avenue Project, KUSP-FM, Sunday March 29, 2010
  • "Remembering The Life and Work of Dennis Brutus," Poetry Show, KUSP-FM

HIS 30, The Making of Modern Africa
HIS 121A, African American History to 1877
HIS 121B, African American History: 1877 to the Present
HIS 137A, Africa to 1800
HIS 137B, Africa, 1800-Present
HIS 137C, African Cinema
HIS 190N, Topics in African History
HIS 190O, African American Historiography

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