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202C Hartwell Hall
Phone: (585) 395-5573
Dr. Boston is an associate professor. He earned a PhD in history from the University of Buffalo, an MA in history and an MBA from the University of Binghamton, and a BA in psychology and African American Studies from Oneonta State College. He actively teaches a range of courses for the Department of African and African American Studies, including Introduction to African American Studies, African American History from 1865 to the Present, the History of the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Years, Slavery and the Underground Railroad, Pre-Colonial African History, and the Black Family.
Dr. Boston’s first book is entitled The Business Strategy of Booker T. Washington (2010, 2012). He also coauthored Dr. Skinner’s Remarkable School for “Colored Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Children” 1857-1860 (2010) with Dr. James Boles. His latest book, Blacks in Niagara Falls, 1849 to 1985 is currently under review for publication. It is an urban history study that makes extensive use of oral histories. In conjunction with his books, Dr. Boston has had articles published, such as “Booker T. Washington” in Urban Studies, “Blacks in Niagara Falls: 1865 to 1965, a Survey” and “Dr. P.H. Skinner: Controversial Educator of the Deaf, Blind and Mute, and Niagara Falls, New York Abolitionist,” both in Afro-Americans in New York Life and History, and “The Desegregation of Public Schools in Niagara Falls, New York” in the Journal of New York State History. Dr. Boston also has an article currently under review for publication titled “Bloneva Bond, A Longtime Civil Rights Activist,” and he is enthusiastically researching and writing an article on female Underground Railroad conductors in Central and Western New York.