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Michael Boston

Michael Boston, PhD

Associate Professor
(585) 395-5573
Office:  202C Hartwell Hall


  • PhD, History, University at Buffalo
  • MA, History, Binghamton University
  • MBA, Binghamton University
  • BA, Psychology and African-American Studies, SUNY Oneonta

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to African-American Studies
  • African-American History from 1865 to the Present
  • History of the Harlem Renaissance
  • Civil Rights Years
  • Slavery and the Underground Railroad
  • Pre-Colonial African History
  • The Black Family


  • The Business Strategy of Booker T. Washington (2010, 2012)
  • Co-authored with Dr. James Boles, Dr. Skinner’s Remarkable School for “Colored Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Children” 1857-1860 (2010)
  • Under review for publication, Blacks in Niagara Falls, 1849 to 1985
    • This work is an urban history study that makes extensive use of oral histories.

Published Articles

  • “Booker T. Washington” in Urban Studies
  • “Blacks in Niagara Falls: 1865 to 1965, a Survey” in Afro-Americans in New York Life and History
  • “Dr. P.H. Skinner: Controversial Educator of the Deaf, Blind and Mute, and Niagara Falls, New York Abolitionist.” in Afro-Americans in New York Life and History
  • “The Desegregation of Public Schools in Niagara Falls, New York”, in Journal of New York State History
  • Currently under review, “Bloneva Bond, A Longtime Civil Rights Activist”

Current Projects

  • Dr. Boston is enthusiastically researching and writing an article on female Underground Railroad conductors in Central and Western New York.

Last Updated 4/19/22