Will Guzmán, 2021–22

Raymond A. Brown and the Black Power Movement

Mellon-HBCU Fellowship, 2021-22

Professor of History, Prairie View A&M University

Guzmán, Will

Will Guzmán is professor of history at Prairie View A&M University. His research interests are in African American history after 1865 and Afro-Puerto Rican history after 1873. He is the author of Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands: Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism and coeditor of the Afro-Texans book series. Guzmán will research and write the story of New Jersey civil rights and criminal defense attorney Raymond A. Brown during his NHC fellowship.

Selected Publications

Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands

  • Dailey, Maceo C., Jr. Emmett J. Scott: Power Broker of the Tuskegee Machine. Edited by Will Guzmán, and David H. Jackson, Jr. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2021.
  • Guzmán, Will. Raymond A. Brown, Black Power’s Attorney. New York: Fordham University Press, forthcoming.
  • Densu, Kwasi and Will Guzmán, eds. The Black Power Movement in Florida. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, forthcoming.
  • Will Guzmán, and William T. Hoston, eds. ‘The Hill’ We Climbed: A History of Prairie View A&M University. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, forthcoming.
  • Guzmán, Will. Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands: Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2015.
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