Dr. Bryan Jack’s talk discusses material from his book, The Saint Louis African American Community and the Exodusters, which examines the thousands of African Americans who fled the post-Reconstruction south in search of political, economic, and social opportunity in the west.
About the Presenter
Dr. Bryan Jack earned an MA degree in American studies from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. in American studies from St. Louis University. He's an associate professor of Historical Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Dr. Jack teaches courses in African-American history and United States history, St. Louis history, and the history of the American south. He is the author of The Saint Louis African American Community and the Exodusters, which was published by the University of Missouri press in 2007.