Dr. Derrick P. Alridge

Affiliated Faculty University of Virginia

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Dr. Derrick P. Alridge, University of Virginia 

Dr. Derrick P. Alridge is a professor of education and an affiliate faculty member in the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. An educational and intellectual historian, Dr. Alridge’s work examines American education with focuses on African American education and the civil rights movement. He is the author of The Educational Thought of W.E.B. Du Bois: An Intellectual History (2008), and co-editor, with James B. Stewart and V.P. Franklin, of Message in the Music: Hip-Hop, History, and Pedagogy (2011). He has published numerous articles in journals, such as History of Education Quarterly and The Journal of African American History.

Dr. Alridge serves as an associate editor for The Journal of African American History and is on the editorial board of the African American Intellectual History Society’s Black Perspectives. A former middle and high school social studies and history teacher, Dr. Alridge is also a former fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, a former postdoctoral fellow of the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation, and serves as a distinguished lecturer for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

Dr. Alridge is the founder and director of Teachers in the Movement, an oral history project, founding director of the Center for Race and Public Education in the South. He is also Principal Investigator of the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site.