Collegiate Affiliation

Keith Mayes is an expert on African American history, primarily of 1960s to present. He has special expertise on social and political movements and current issues of race and perception. He is available for media interview on the topics of:
• Race in the news
• Race and perception
• Black Men
• Civil Rights commemorations
• Civil Rights policies
• Black Power Movement (leaders and organizations, ie. Stokely Carmichael; Black Panther Party)
• Black History Month
• Kwanzaa and other Black holidays
• Social and racial justice, policy outcomes of the movements

Professor Mayes can be reached at (612) 723-9079.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • PhD: History, Princeton University, 2002


  • Kwanzaa and Black holidays
  • Civil Rights and Black Power Movement
  • African-American History, 19th and 20th century
  • Black History and Educational Policy
  • African American Public History