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Dr. Zebulon Vance Miletsky

Associate Professor

Miletsky Photo Phone Number(631) 632-7495

Office: SBS S-253

Dr. Zebulon Vance Miletsky  is an Associate Professor of Africana Studies. His new book "Before Busing: Boston's Long Freedom Movement in the 'Cradle of Liberty'" is being published by the University of North Carolina Press for release in 2021. Dr. Miletsky, is an historian specializing in recent African-American History, Civil Rights and Black Power, Urban History, Mixed Race and Biracial identity, and Hip-Hop Studies. His research interests include: African-Americans in Boston; Northern freedom movements outside of the South; Mixed race history in the U.S. and passing; and the Afro-Latin diaspora. He is the author of numerous articles, reviews, essays and book chapters and is currently working on a manuscript on the civil rights movement in Boston. Ph.D.; African-American Studies with a concentration in History, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2008.

Selected Publications:

Miletsky, Zebulon V. "Before Busing: Boston's Long Movement for Civil Rights and the Legacy of Jim Crow in the "Cradle of Liberty".   The Journal of Urban HistoryFebruary, 2017

Miletsky, Zebulon V. "Separatist City" The Mandela (Roxbury) Movement and the Politics of Secession, Self-Determination and Community Control, 1983-1986.   The Trotter Review,  October, 2016

Miletsky, Zebulon V. "The Dilemma of Interracial Marriage: The Boston NAACP and the National Equal Rights League, 1912-1927".   Massachusetts Historical Journal, January, 2016