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Faculty and Staff Research Publications: Robertson, Ashley N.

This guide provides information on the publications of Bethune-Cookman University Faculty, Administration, and Staff.

Selected Publications & Other Scholarly Activities

PUBLICATIONS

2016

Co-Author of A Tree That Grew In Midway: An Autobiography of Harold V. Lucas Jr., Create Space Publishing Platform, 2016.

Editor of The Legendary Retreat: The Official Newsletter of the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, Volume 3, Issue 2, January 2016.

2015

Book Review: Mary McLeod Bethune: Building a Better World, Essays and Selected Documents, The Journal of Negro Education, Fall 2015, Volume 84, No. 4.

Author of Mary McLeod Bethune in Florida: Bringing Social Justice to the Sunshine State, Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2015.

Editor of The Legendary Retreat: The Official Newsletter of the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, Volume 2, Issue 1, Summer 2015.

“Boycotts.” African American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide, edited by Dr. Tyson King-Meadows. Mission Bell Media, 2015.

2014

“A Different World:The Miseducation of HBCU Disrespect” The Miseducation Of Journal,  Ignorant Intellectual, Volume 1, Issue 1, November 2014.

“Building Bridges Between Black America and the World: Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’s 1949 Trip to Haiti.” Liberating Minds, Liberating Society: Black Women in the Development of American Culture and Society, edited by Lopez Matthews and Kenvi Phillips, 189-201. San Bernardino, CA: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014.

 “The Home of the First Lady of Negro America: An Institutional Profile of the Mary McLeod Bethune    Foundation” AACR Newsletter, Archivist and Archives of Color Roundtable, February 2014, Vol. 28, No. 2.

2013

Dissertation: “The Drums of Africa Still Beat In My Heart”: The International Activism of Mary McLeod Bethune and the National Council of Negro Women 1895-1960.

2012

Book Review: Black Labor Migration in Caribbean Guatemala 1882-1923, The Journal of African American History, Summer 2012, Volume 97 No. 3.

“African American Women’s Role Preserved by National Archives of Black Women’s History” The Official Newsletter of National Capital Parks-East, February 2012, Volume 1, Issue 1.

I Carried the Torch of Leadership: The Legacy of the National  Council of Negro Women, Mary McLeod Bethune Council House Online Photo Gallery,  http://www.nps.gov/mamc/upload/I-Carried-the-Torch-of-Leadership-photo-gallery.pdf

“The Backbone of the Civil Rights Movement: National Council of  Negro Women’s Role in the Struggle.” In Spite of the Double  Drawbacks: African American Women in History and Culture, edited by Lopez Matthews, Marshanda Smith, Kenvi Phillips, and   Ida E. Jones, 66-74. Charleston, SC: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012.

“Our Voices Must Be Heard at a Time like This!” Association of  Black Women Historians Truth Newsletter, Special Issue Section I  2012.

2011

Book Review: We Will Return in a Whirlwind, Imhotep Temple University Africana Studies Graduate Journal. Spring 2011 2:35-37

Book Review: The Rise of the Post Hip Hop Generation It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop, Journal of Black Studies, November 2011 42:1336-1338,

 

Exhibitions

2016

Mary McLeod Bethune: A Life of Service, New Smyrna Museum of History, New Smyrna, FL

2014

The Bethune Years, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL (in collaboration with Dr. Tasha Youmans)

2013

Presidential History at Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL (in collaboration with Dr. Tasha Youmans)

 

Conference Proceedings

2016

“Interpretation 101,” Poster Presentation, NMAAHC/NAI Interpretation Workshop, August 2016, Association of African American Museums Conference, Riverside, CA

 “Bridging The Gap Between Academia and the Community,” Panel Discussion, May 2016, Florida Historical Society Conference, Orlando, Florida

 “Effective Leadership In Volunteer Action” Presentation, International Decade for People of African Descent Young Leaders Conference, February 2016, Jacksonville, FL

 “Mary McLeod Bethune: Still a Force Today” Lecture, Local History Speaker Series, February 2016, West Volusia Historical Society, Deland, FL

2015

“White Racism, Black Beaches: Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’s Fight for Social Justice in Florida” Paper Presentation, September 2015, 100th Annual Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Atlanta, Georgia

“Developing a Cadre of 21st Century Museum Professionals: NMAAHC’s Pilot HBCU Internship Program,” Panel Discussion, August 2015, Association of African American Museums Conference, Memphis Tennessee

 “A Diamond in Daytona: Mary McLeod Bethune’s Extension of Booker T. Washington’s Legacy and the Founding of Daytona Literary and Industrial School for the Training of Negro Girls,”  Paper Presentation, February 2015, Southern Conference on African American Studies, Inc. 2015 Convention, Montgomery, Alabama

“Bridging the Gap between Museums and Academia,” Panel Discussion, January 2015, Historic Black Towns and Settlements Historic Preservation Conference, Eatonville, FL

2014

“Before Trayvon and Jordan: The Civil Rights Activism of Mary McLeod Bethune in Florida” Paper Presentation, September 2014, 99th Annual Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Memphis, Tennessee

“Leveraging Partnership Power: Joining Forces in Collective Memory,” Panel Discussion, August 2014, Association of African American Museums Conference, Birmingham, Alabama

2013

 “Fighting Abroad For Freedom: African American Women’s International Activism” Paper Presentation, October 2013, 98th Annual Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Jacksonville, Florida

“Mary McLeod Bethune and National Council of Negro Women’s Redefining of Black Women’s Agency,” Paper Presentation, October 2013, 7th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora, Dominican Republic

 Leveraging Partnership Power: Joining Forces in Collective Memory “From Civil War to Civil Rights” in Public Institutions, Panel Discussion, October 2013, 98th Annual Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Jacksonville, Florida

Event Guest Speaker, “The Life and Times of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune,” Bethune-Cookman Universities 109th Founders Day, October 2013, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach Florida

“The First Lady of the Negro Race”: the Political Activism of Mary McLeod Bethune, January 2013, National Museum of American History Tuesday Colloquium, Washington, DC

2012

“The National Council of Negro Women’s Involvement in the Civil Rights Movement” Paper Presentation, September 2012, 97th Annual Association for the Study of African American Life and History Conferenc

Mary McLeod Bethune’s Internationalism, February 2012, Department of Interior Park Ranger     Speaker Series, Department of  Interior Library, Washington, DC

2011

The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House, July 2011 Department of Interior Park Ranger Speaker Series, Department of Interior   Library Washington, DC

Claudia Jones: Using All The Weapons of Her Arsenal, April 2011  Women As Change Agents Research Symposium,Howard University, Washington, DC

2009

A Critical Examination of Cheikh Anta Diop’s Two Cradle Theory, April 2009 AYA Conference, Temple University

 

Library Tags

Tags: School of Liberal Arts  SOLA  , Library Museum LMP

Ashley N. Robertson, Ph.D

Museum Director/Assistant Professor

Education:

  • Ph.D. in History, Howard University
  • M.A. in African American Studies, Temple University
  • Bachelors in Business Administration, Bowie State University

 Current research interests:

  • The political activism of African American teachers during segregation
  • The modern Civil Rights Movement in Florida.

 

Publications in the Library