Pan African Cultural Heritage Institute




Kenneth Jolly, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

Black Studies Degree Advisor

Saginaw Valley State University

Kenneth Jolly earned his Ph.D. in African American history from the University of Missouri, Columbia and is currently Associate Professor of History and Advisor to Black Studies at Saginaw Valley State University. Jolly’s book "By Our Own Strength":  William Sherrill, the UNIA and the Fight for African American Self-Determination in Detroit, was published in 2013 by Peter Lang Academic Publishing Group as part of the Black Studies and Critical Thinking series.

Jolly’s book Black Liberation in the Midwest: The Struggle in St. Louis, Missouri, 1964-1970 was published by Routledge in 2006 as part of the African American History and Culture series. His research interests include African American History, the Black Power and Civil Rights Movements, and Black Liberation movements in the African Diaspora.






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