Tyler D. Parry

Assistant Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies
Expertise: Slavery, African American Culture, African Diaspora, African American Social Movements

Biography

Tyler D. Parry is an expert on colonization of the Americas, the African diaspora, and the historical memory of slavery in the United States. 

Parry is a historian who researches African American culture, the transatlantic slave trade throughout the Western Hemisphere, and African American resistance and social movements.

His work has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, newspapers, and popular magazines, including the Journal of African American History, Past and Present, Journal of Southern History, American Studies, Journal of Global Slavery, History Today, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Griot's Republic, Jacobin, Black Perspectives, and The Washington Post.

Education

  • Ph.D., Slavery; African Diaspora; Slave Marriage and Family Life, University of South Carolina
  • M.A., Slavery and African Diaspora, University of South Carolina
  • B.A., History, UNLV

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Black Perspectives
May 4, 2022
Our article tracks the brief but rich history of racial segregation in gaming and how this was shaped by the emergence of Jim Crow practices in casino policies and overt discrimination in hiring.
February 28, 2022
Once a symbolic way for enslaved people in the American South to recognize their marriages, modern couples say that this tradition is a way to honor those who did it before them.
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February 28, 2022
The tradition of broom dancing at weddings has a long history that spans different cultures and continents.
Zinn Education Project
January 31, 2022
As the nation faces ongoing threats of white supremacist violence and voter suppression legislation, more than 200 scholars of U.S. history have signed an open letter urging school districts to devote more time and resources to teaching the Reconstruction era in upper elementary, middle, and high school U.S. history and civics courses.

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Campus News | March 7, 2022

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Campus News | August 4, 2021

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Campus News | July 9, 2021

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