Assistant Professor of History
Dr. Tamara Brown is an assistant professor of history at Bowie State University and a former cultural historian with the Smithsonian Institution. She received her doctorate of philosophy degree in history through the Department of History at Howard University.
The history professor was the former co-editor of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History's (ASALH) Black History Bulletin (formerly Negro History Bulletin), an assistant editor for A Constant Struggle: African American History 1619-1865 (Kendall/Hunt 2005), and a general editor for The Souls of Black Folk: Centennial Reflections (Africa World Press, 2004). Her most recent publication is Lingering Lights from America's Black Broadway: A Synopsis of African American Concert-Theatrical Dance in Washington, D.C. in Emerging Voices and Paradigms: Black Women's Scholarship (Association of Black Women Historians, 2008).
Other accomplishments include serving as a consultant for the award-winning documentary Swing, Bop and Hand Dance and working with producer Beverly Lindsay on the acclaimed documentary about Teenerama, a Washington, D.C. area African American dance show. Dance Party: The Teenerama Story premiered on public television in June 2006 and has won Emmy, Telly, and Aurora awards.
Dr. Brown has her own education and arts association, The Center for History and Culture Concepts, which houses the Teach History Initiative and Obsidian Dance. She has produced several dance and performing arts productions in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and currently performs with her own dance company and other area dance companies.